Monday, September 29, 2008

Cassia Bahamensis


Also known as Senna Mexicana. This plant becomes the absolute cutest (and I hate that word, but there is really no better word to describe it) small tree you have ever seen (not higher than 9 feet & grows at a much slower rate than other cassias I have). Low maintenance, host to several sulphur butterflies, & the USDA plant's site shows it as an endangered species.
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5 comments:

GreenJeans said...

Very pretty, I've never seen these before. My yard has been full of sulphurs this year with the cassia alata... I may have to add this one for next year.

Gardening Fool said...

Hi GJ!

If you'd like some seeds just send me a SASE and I'll be happy to share mine. Keep in mind that this cassia grows at a much slower rate than its cousins and that it grows best in part shade than in full sun...email me if you'd like seeds :--)

GreenJeans said...

Oooh thank you! I owe you an email anyway... Heading off to bed now but will be back on in the morning.

Gardening Fool said...

You are welcome GJ! and no worries about the email, I can only imagine what life is like with responsabilities other than a few cats! ☺

Gardening Fool said...

Ugh! Hate it that I cannot edit comments (or that I am too dumb to figure it out anyway)...I meant to say "restonsibility" with an "i" not an "a." Darn foreigners, I tell ya.