| Virginia Cup Plant|
Huge opposite perfoliate leaves surround square stems. Loose panicles of bright yellow sunflower-like blooms that have petals wider than the species S. perfoliatum.
Plant Type: perennial
Plant Form or Habit: upright/vertical
Plant Use: In the back of beds and borders; as a specimen plant, or planted in groups as a screen.
Width: Minimum: 48 inches Maximum: 76 inches
Foliage Texture: coarse
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4
Water Requirements: average
Additional Comments: Also known as S. perfoliatum var. connatum. Because the leaf bases hug the strong stems, rainwater collects there and is attractive to wildlife. Prefers poor soil. Fertilizer will cause this plant to flop over.