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  • Free Popcorn Cassia Seeds
    • Rhonda (Login rvird01)
      Hummingbird Lover 2014
      Posted Apr 29, 2017 11:17 PM

      Hey all,

      I have several popcorn cassia (Cassia didymobotrya) seed pods that I'd happily share if you email me your address (you should be able to click on my login ID at the top right of this post to see my email address). I'll send 4-5 seed pods to each requester til I run out.

      I know it's not a hummer plant, but as many of us plant butterfly/hummingbird plants in the same garden, I thought some may be interested. Cassias are host plants for sulphur butterflies. The leaves, when rubbed between your fingers, smell just like buttered popcorn!

      It is hardy in zones 9-11, absent a hard freeze. Mine grew to about 5 feet in a season in 9a after being killed back. In my zone 10a, it should grow into a small tree. It can be grown as an annual in cooler climates.

      Here's a pic of a male monarch on a popcorn cassia flower......

      [linked image]

      and on a seedpod.......

      [linked image]

      The pics were taken with the white siding in the background, hence the almost cut and past look happy.gif

      and the entire flower....

      [linked image]

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