Silphium perifoliatum
Cup Plant

5-10' tall
Full sun/ Part sun
Sand- loamy clay
Wet to lightly dry. Seems to tolerate some drought when established.
Cup plants are excellent for wildlife. Loved by bees and butterflies. Finches and insects will drink water that collects in the cup formed where the leaves meet the stem. The seeds are enjoyed by birds and mammals.
THIS IS A BIG, AGGRESSIVE PLANT AND SHOULD BE PLANTED WITH CAUTION.

Silphium perifoliatum
Cup Plant