Annual – Sun
Cassia alata   
Ht. 6’-8’ Spread 6’-8’
CASS-ee-ah ah-LAY-tah 
Spacing 3’-4’

HABIT:  Open spreading growth in summer. Yellow flowers in spiked clusters. Large compound leaves. Gets large in one season. Native to the tropics.

CULTURE:  Needs sun, loose organic soil and moderate water and fertilization. Prune back after flowering.

USES:  Dramatic accent plant, late summer color, background and annual color for large open areas.

PROBLEMS:  Too large for small residential gardens.

NOTES: Parks departments use together with cannas for a carefree colorful show.


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