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Edible Acres is a permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Senna - Wild Senna

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Senna - Wild Senna

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Senna - Wild Senna

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Senna Hebecarpa - also called Cassia Hebecarpa
 Senna is a stunningly beautiful member of the nitrogen fixing Fabaceae family. We grow a very hardy and native ‘Wild Senna’ that has tolerated seriously challenging growing seasons with grace and vigor. It handled the driest growing season on record 2 years ago with no problems, came back easily after -25F winters, and produces incredibly beautiful, blemish free foliage and show stopping flowers every year. All while conferring what seems to be a potent force field of deer resistance. We’ve been trialling it in areas exposed to heavy deer browse and so far it has performed incredibly well in the dual task of feeding nitrogen to host trees and protecting them from deer damage (no promises, just sharing what we’re seeing!)

The heavy flower set begins in later July for us and provides a relished nectar flow for honey and bumble bees that lasts. It can be chop and dropped as needed for mulch and to keep it in check around smaller plants, and can be grown very easily from seed. Very reliable, predictable and beautiful herbaceous perennial N-fixer here. We love it.

This is also the source of the medicine Senna from what we understand but we haven’t tried to work with it this way.

Size:
Tops out roughly 4’ to 5’ and can be pretty wide and may need support or to be pruned later season

Site Preference:
Prefers full sun but we’re seeing it stand some decent shade, too. As a pioneer species it is adapted best to full sun and doesn’t need amazing soil.

Hardiness:
Zone 4

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