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Native Plant Spotlight: Bold & Beautiful Rosinweed

Are you searching for a striking plant to revitalize your late-summer garden? Look no further than rosinweed (genus Silphium), a towering native perennial that brings a burst of sunshine and unique texture to your landscape.

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Big, Bold, and Waxy

Rosinweed stands out among many native plants, boasting large, waxy leaves that offer a beautiful contrast to the more delicate foliage of other wildflowers. This creates a dynamic visual element in your garden design. Rosinweed's height, often reaching 5 feet or more, makes it a natural focal point.

A Magnet for Pollinators

As the summer progresses, rosinweed erupts in a profusion of bright yellow, daisy-like flowers. These cheerful blooms are a haven for butterflies, bees, and other beneficial pollinators – they literally can't get enough! Planting rosinweed is a wonderful way to support your local pollinator populations.

Easy to Grow, Stunning to Behold

Not only is rosinweed visually appealing and pollinator-friendly, but it's also incredibly low-maintenance. This hardy plant thrives in full sun and tolerates a range of soil conditions. Once established, it's remarkably drought-tolerant.

Incorporating Rosinweed into Your Landscape

Rosinweed's height makes it perfect for planting along the back of garden beds or as a stunning border plant. Its bold form and texture pair beautifully with softer, more delicate native grasses and wildflowers.

If you're looking to add a touch of drama, long-lasting color, and pollinator support to your garden, rosinweed is an excellent choice. This easy-to-care-for native will reward you with striking beauty for many seasons to come.


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