Popcorn Cassia (Senna didymobotrya)
Popcorn Cassia (Senna didymobotrya)

Popcorn Cassia (Senna didymobotrya)

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SKU: S71088
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Popcorn Cassia
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jul-Aug
Height: 4-5' Spacing: 2'
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Deer Resistance: Yes
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This highly ornamental legume, a native of Africa, is terrific for adding a tropical flair to gardens and containers. It’s a vigorous, multibranched grower that can achieve the height of a shrub in a single season. Flower spikes made up of clusters of dramatic black buds open to golden flowers. Rub the foliage to release the scent of buttered popcorn, which inspired this plant’s name. Plant this conversation piece in the company of Cannas and Colocasias.

For information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Bee Better with Helen Yoest from Raleigh, NC

This senna is a great plant for the Raleigh area, zone 7b. We grow it as an annual, so not hardy here.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Cassia grows best in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Plants flourish in the heat and humidity of summer. Water regularly and use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer (such as 20-20-20), mixed and applied as directed, to promote lush growth and flowering.

Cassia is generally pest free and deer resistant.

For information on planting and care of annuals, click here.

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