Name: Popcorn Cassia
Scientific name: Senna Didymobotrya
4in Potted plant
An easy favorite here at Plants with a Purpose, popcorn cassia fills up the air every summer and fall with the rich buttery scent of lightly burnt popcorn. Growing up to 8 feet in one year it will provide a full season of blooms even in the first year, blooming even earlier the next if overwintered where serious freezes arent expected. It is very tolerant of poor soils and fixes atmospheric nitrogen so when cut back to a foot after blooms it makes a great green manure for your soil. It is an ideal focal point plant where other ornamentals have struggled with poor soil and the scent it gives off is perfect to entice your neighbors, or movie goers if planted in front of movie theaters.
Recommended Uses: ornamental, cover crop, green manure
Height: 6-8′ tall and wide
Flower Color: yellow
Characteristics: Quick growing upright shrub or tree that bears stems of yellow strongly scented flowers all through summer and fall.
Other Names: peanut butter cassia