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Maryland Senna
Maryland Senna
Maryland Senna

Maryland Senna

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Senna marilandica

Origin: Eastern and Central US

Improvement status: Wild

Seeds per packet: ~100

Germination tested: 6/2021: 12% (Hard seed: 77%  Dormant seed: 6%)

Life cycle: Herbaceous Perennial

Very similar to its relative Wild Senna, Maryland Senna is a shrubby native legume with striking yellow blooms in the mid to late summer months. Attractive double-compound leaves give the foliage a feathery appearance. Not a tricky or picky plant to grow. It is host to pollinators and butterflies, and the seeds feed wildlife in the winter. Use it in a naturalistic pollinator garden towards the back, as it can get quite large and fill in the place of a woody shrub. Upright and sturdy, no staking required here. 

4+'h. Medium Soil. Full-Part Sun. Yellow bloom July, Aug. 

These seeds were produced by our friends at Ernst Conservation Seeds in Meadville, PA.

Growing Tips: Cold Stratify for 10 days and scarify. Or direct seed in the Fall.