Senna hebecarpa - Wild Senna

Wild Senna looks quite exotic as its large leaves give it a feathery appearance from a distance. Blooming with a profusion of bright, butter-yellow flowers in mid-summer, the golden tones of Senna hebecarpa are repeated in the fall as the foliage turns colour. Birds love this plant as it provides them shelter while the large chocolate coloured seeds offer up a nutritious meal in the fall. Fond of clay, it will thrive in medium to moist soils, and tolerates periodic flooding. Wild Senna is a larval host plant for the Cloudless Sulphur butterfly.

 

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  Yellow
  Mid-Summer
  Full Sun
  4' - 6'
  Sand to Clay
  Medium to Moist

 

Approx. 20 seeds per pack - 44 seeds per gram

Attracts Butterflies & Songbirds!
Claybuster!

 

All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.

SEED GERMINATION INFO


Indoors: Cold, moist stratification. Start at least 5 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Mix the seed with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Put this in a labelled, sealed plastic bag and store in a refrigerator for one day. The next day place this in the freezer for one day. Repeat this for one week, alternating between the fridge and the freezer. After stratifying, plant seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 inches) tall or more, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 foot) apart.

Outdoors: Plant seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep in a prepared seed bed in late fall so that the seed overwinters and germinates naturally in spring.

Outdoors Alternative: In late fall through to mid-winter fill plastic pots with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Plant seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep in pots and label the pots. Place them outdoors in an area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter. The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather warms up. Be sure to water the pots regularly in spring and once the plants are 5 cm (2 inches) tall, transplant them into your garden.

Senna hebecarpa - Wild Senna

  • Product Code: C18450
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $4.95