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Silphium terebinthinaceum - PRAIRIE DOCK

Product Code: SIL-TER-X
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$5.99

Great structural perennial and typical plant of tall prairies - prairie dock has extra large leaves, nearly leafless, 10’ tall flower stems with bright yellow, sunflower-like flowers in late summer/early fall. 

It's strong stems are held well above big, coarse clumps of basal, very large 2’ long, sand paper textured leaves.

Prairie dock occurs naturally in limey soils of woodland borders and old fields from central Canada down through central and southeastern United States.

Grows well in full sun or mostly sun spot, in average soils,  dry to moderate dry soil (tolerates clayish, rocky or poor soils).

Very long living and tough perennial, but a bit slow to establish at the beginning. Rabbit and deer resistant, hardy in zones 4 to 8.

Attracts variety of long-tongued native bees, honey bees, some butterflies, host plant for larvae of several wasps. Finches love the seeds.

Famous landscape architects just couldn't resist and had to start using this magnificent perennial. Great in combinations are with Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias verticillata, Echinacea, Ratibida, Rudbeckia,  taller grasses like Panicum, Andropogon gerardii and many others.

For flower borders, prairies, cottage gardens, wildflower gardens or pollinator gardens.

Pot Size : square 3.5" x 5" deep pot

 

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Prairie Dock - Silphium terebinthinaceum - robust deer resistant perennial and important wildflower for native bees

Silphium terebinthinaceum - PRAIRIE DOCK

$5.99
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Great structural perennial and typical plant of tall prairies - prairie dock has extra large leaves, nearly leafless, 10’ tall flower stems with bright yellow, sunflower-like flowers in late summer/early fall. 

It's strong stems are held well above big, coarse clumps of basal, very large 2’ long, sand paper textured leaves.

Prairie dock occurs naturally in limey soils of woodland borders and old fields from central Canada down through central and southeastern United States.

Grows well in full sun or mostly sun spot, in average soils,  dry to moderate dry soil (tolerates clayish, rocky or poor soils).

Very long living and tough perennial, but a bit slow to establish at the beginning. Rabbit and deer resistant, hardy in zones 4 to 8.

Attracts variety of long-tongued native bees, honey bees, some butterflies, host plant for larvae of several wasps. Finches love the seeds.

Famous landscape architects just couldn't resist and had to start using this magnificent perennial. Great in combinations are with Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias verticillata, Echinacea, Ratibida, Rudbeckia,  taller grasses like Panicum, Andropogon gerardii and many others.

For flower borders, prairies, cottage gardens, wildflower gardens or pollinator gardens.

Pot Size : square 3.5" x 5" deep pot

 

 

Customer Reviews

2 Review
  • Captivating 5

    Posted by Kate on 1st Jun 2022

    It's hard to pick favorite plants, but Prairie Dock is one that I really love. This is just such a great foliage plant. (This may not make rational sense to other people but the giant leaves really remind me of dinosaurs). It's just hard to believe it exists I suppose.

  • Prairie Dock 5

    Posted by Josh Banks on 25th May 2022

    Well packaged and healthy plant! Roots and leaves were well established.