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Cassia didymobotrya, Popcorn Cassia, Peanut Butter Senna

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Cassia didymobotrya

Popcorn Cassia, Peanut Butter Senna
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Tropical East Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A shrub or small tree producing golden-yellow flowers with a distinct scent of peanut butter that open from brown buds in late summer and autumn. It is common in disturbed areas and grows rapidly. This elegant tree has arching branches with leaves that are feather-like. Also called Popcorn Cassia, because it smells like fresh cooked, buttered popcorn when you run your fingers through the leaves and then smell. It blooms beautiful large clusters of sunny yellow flowers. Small, individual leaflets form alongside the leaf stalk. Sow seed at 64-70 degrees F in a standard potting mix. Grows in full light, water freely during growing season and feed once a month. Min. temp. 61 degrees F.

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