Senna (Cassia) hebecarpa

Wild senna

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. 

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£ 6.50

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Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

?

Fabaceae    

Hardy perennial    

H6    

100cm    

60cm    

Dark green    

Yellow     

Well drained, dry or moist    

Full sun, partial shade

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