Prairie Dock

Prairie Dock

Botanical Name: Silphium terebinthinaceum

En Français: Silphium


Colour: Yellow

Magnificent Silphium genus, it displays its bright yellow flowers on tall stems in late summer. Grows easily from seed, and is at home on a wide variety of soils, from moderately dry to moist. Excellent for tough clay soils. Birds love the seeds.

Good height for the rear of the border. Also excellent for naturalizing in prairies, cottage gardens, wildflower gardens or native plant gardens.

Other Characteristics

Pollinators: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Planting and Care Considerations

A low maintenance, hardy plant, it is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates poor soils. 

A long list of companion plants, many options based on desired height and colour arrangements

Spread: Up to 1 meter

Water: Medium

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