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Cassia (syn. Senna) marilandica

Maryland Senna

Plant Type:


Cassia (syn. Senna) marilandica - This large growing herbaceous member of the Fabaceae forms a dense thicket with an almost shrub-like affect composed of bright green pinnate, ferny leaves. The leaves of Wild Senna look delicate, soft but belie the toughness of this perennial. Huge numbers of clustered bright yellow flowers adorn the strong stems in mid- to late summer. Indian Senna, another common moniker, is a good wildlife plant attracting bees, butterflies and their larvae and even hummingbirds. It will self sow if happy. Full to half sun in fertile to average, draining soil. Cassia (syn. Senna) marilandica will even grow in clay. Cutting grown, by seed or by division.


48-72 in


42-54 in


Item Description Price  
CASSMAR Cassia marilandica (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $12.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Cassia (syn. Senna) marilandica

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Deer Resistant
  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Average
  • Draining


  • Eastern U.S.

Propagated By

  • Division