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Silphtum perfoliatum/Cup Plant

Silphtum perfoliatum / Silphtum perfoliatum
Bright yellow, daisy-like flowers
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Bright yellow, daisy-like flowers

Flowers and the "cups" formed by the leaves around the stems

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Scientific Name: Silphtum perfoliatum
Common Name: Cup Plant
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a very tall growing perennial that produces yellow daisy-like flowers on eight foot stems. The foliage is quite interesting in that leaves are coarse textured and cling very close to stout, nearly square stems and form a "cup" thus the name Cup Plant. These "cups" hold water after a rain. Provide full sunlight and a well drained soil.