Pronunciation: KASS-ee-uh mar-i-LAND-ih-ka
Family: Fabaceae Family
Common Name: American Senna, Indian Senna
Height to: 2-4'
Width to: 2-6'
USDA Hardiness Zones:
Bloom Description: This 4-foot-tall perennial features compound, yellow-green leaves and yellow blooms borne in dense clusters from mid- to late summer
- -20 to -30ºF ZONE 4
- -10 to -20ºF ZONE 5
- 0 to -10ºF ZONE 6
- 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
Pests and Diseases: Diseases:
- Attracts Butterflies
- Attracts Hummingbirds
Leaf spot (i.e. tar spot)
Propagation: Propagate by seed, cuttings, division or separation - Divide the plants in spring or fall. May require an axe or other heavy tool. Take semi-woody cuttings in summer, dip in rooting hormone before sticking. Sow seeds in spring. Soak overnight in warm water before sowing
Fairly low maintenance. Remove faded flower heads to maintain appearance.
- native to North America - Eastern North America
Plant info from: Cornell University
Submitted by: Deano2u2
- beneficial insects - Bees and butterfly larvae.