Cup Plant Local Eco #1

SKU: 46297

A very tall, coarse perennial with a sturdy square stem and clasping leaves; yellow daisy flowers, similar to sunflowers, bloom in summer; attractive to pollinators; cup-forming leaves catch rainwater to provide plenty of food, water, and cover for birds; adapts to most soil conditions and is great for naturalizing areas

$24.00

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Cup Plant features loose spikes of yellow, sunflower-like daisy flowers that bloom above the coarse foliage from summer to early fall. The large, clasping leaves grow in pairs on the square stem, forming the “cups” for which the plant is named. The cups catch rainwater, which lets the plant provide food, water, and cover for birds.

It is a large, herbaceous perennial with an upright, spreading habit. Its strikingly bold and coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced landscape composition. It is a great choice for naturalizing an area. This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats.

Additional information

Dimensions 3-5 × 4-10 in
Botanical Name

Silphium perfoliatum

Height

4-10'

Width

3-5'

Deer Resistance

Y

Attracts Pollinators

Y

Photo Credit

Dellanie Couture

Ted Lare Garden Center

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