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Senna hebecarpa
Senna hebecarpa
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Senna hebecarpa

Wild Senna

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.491.300

(Formerly Cassia hebecarpa) This is a sturdy, upright-growing member of the pea family, native to eastern North America. Plants form a large bushy clump of dark green, lacy leaves, bearing large heads or spikes of golden-yellow flowers in summer. Dark brown seed pods hold interest well into the winter. A unique specimen plant for the border! Long-lived and hardy. Tolerant of hot, dry sites once established. Ideal for naturalizing in meadow or prairie plantings. This was often planted in 19th century gardens, but is little known today. Excellent for cutting.

Further details for
Senna hebecarpa

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Wild Flower
   90-150 cm
   35-59 inches
   80-90 cm
   31-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.