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Silphium compositum 'Native Star'
Common Name: Kidney Leaf Rosinweed Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Silphium compositum 'Native Star'
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Though it has one of the clunkiest common names in horticulture this is a really cool plant. A native of the southeastern US it forms mounds of large, dramatic, lobed foliage (not kidney-shaped at all!) with red midveins. In summer the plants put forth 6-8 foot candelabras of small, yellow daisies popular with butterflies. Grow in sunny, dry spots. Tap rooted so do not move after plants are established.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Sandhills and dry open woods from southeast Virginia into Georgia.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height6-10'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureDrought Tolerant Dry Average  Stem ColourRed 
Hardiness Zone6-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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