Senna Alata

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Senna Alata

Common Name: Candleabra

Family: Fabaceae

Origin: Mex, C & S America

Type: Tropical Color

Size: 71"h x 60"w

Exposure: Sun


Butterflies: Yes

Hummingbirds: No

Container Size: Large Pot Band

If you want an impressive plant in your garden try growing Candleabra. You only need a single plant to crate a tall eye-catching display. My parents grew these for a few years when I was a teenager. The seeds were passed around by other gardeners in the area. I used to see them around quite a bit in the late 80’s and early 90’s. I even planted one at my rent house when I was an undergraduate at OSU. They seemed to disappear for a while and then recently started making a come back. A plant decked out in its yellow blooms in late summer and fall is very impressive. The erect flowers in bud, have a candle-like appearance. In the late evening, you’ll notice its large compound leaves fold up for the night. It is also called Candlestick Plant, Emperor’s Candlesticks, Candle Bush and Ringworm Bush.