Senna (Cassia) hebecarpa
Often planted in 19th century gardens Senna is rarely grown today.
A pity, as this is a sturdy, upright-growing member of the pea family, from open woodlands, moist meadows and disturbed ground in eastern North America.
Plants form a large bushy clump of dark green, mimosa like lacy leaves, bearing large heads or spikes of golden-yellow flowers in summer.
Dark brown seed pods last well into the winter. Long-lived and hardy this is a unique specimen plant for the border.
Tolerant of most garden soils in sun or partial shade. Ideal for naturalising in meadow or prairie plantings.
Excellent for cutting.
Photo: © Jelitto
Currently sold out but more ready soon
Well drained, dry or moist
Full sun, partial shade
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