Maryland Senna

$9.95

  • USDA Zones 4 to 10 (Find Your Zone)
  • 3 – 6′ Height, 2 – 3′ Width
  • Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Medium-dry to medium-wet soils
  • Pollinator magnet
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Description

Senna marilandica, Maryland Senna, is an herbaceous perennial with an erect, shrubby growth form, naturally occurring in open woods and wet meadows. Adored for it’s axillary racemes of yellow, pea-like flowers clustered atop unbranched stems, it is a significant native nectar source and is the larval host plant for several butterflies, including Cloudless Sulphur, Orange-barred Sulphur, and Sleepy Orange. Dainty flowers yield pendant, pea-like seed pods (4″ long) which turn black in fall and persist on plants well after the plant has died back to the ground, providing a winter foraging source for wildlife, such as Wild Turkey. Reaching a height of 3 – 6′, this showy perennial thrives in full sun to partial shade, acclimated to medium-wet or medium-dry soils. Feathery, compound, locust-like, dull green leaves (4 – 8 pairs of leaflets) give a striking appearance to tall, slender specimens, making this a wonderful adornment to woodland gardens.
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