Cup Plant
Silphium perfoliatum

  • This all-encompassing plant provides everything a bird could want…food, water and shelter!  The leaf “cups” form around the stem, holding rainwater.  Goldfinches will flock to the seed heads in early autumn.
  • Thrives in full to partial sun and tolerates all soils.
  • Cup Plant will reach 5-10 feet, so make sure you place it at the back of the garden and give it plenty of room to spread.