Free Popcorn Cassia Seeds

Free Popcorn Cassia Seeds

Joined: July 3rd, 2014, 2:17 am

April 30th, 2017, 3:17 am #1

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......



and on a seedpod.......



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

and the entire flower....



Rhonda
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Rhonda Furlong
Englewood, Florida
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May 1st, 2017, 10:51 am #2

Can you post a photo of the whole plant?
Wilmington, Delaware (USDA Zone 7a)
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Joined: July 3rd, 2014, 2:17 am

May 1st, 2017, 1:40 pm #3

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......



and on a seedpod.......



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

and the entire flower....



Rhonda
Hi Ron,

I can post a pic on Wednesday. I'm not home until then. I will say that they have an upright, loose, slender growing habit and that their leaves have an appearance similar to mimosa trees (but don't worry, this is not an aggressive spreader like the mimosa).

Thanks!

Rhonda
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Rhonda Furlong
Englewood, Florida
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Joined: June 21st, 2006, 1:24 pm

May 1st, 2017, 2:46 pm #4

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......



and on a seedpod.......



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

and the entire flower....



Rhonda
Until Rhonda can do so, here is a link to many photos of this plant:

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=cas ... ORM=IARRTH
Madison, WI
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Joined: July 3rd, 2014, 2:17 am

May 1st, 2017, 11:37 pm #5

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......



and on a seedpod.......



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

and the entire flower....



Rhonda
Michael and Kathi,
Thanks for the link.

Ron,
Since my popcorn cassia is in its first year at my new home, it looks more loose than some of the pics. But, since we don't get freezes here, I expect that next year but will be much prettier

Rhonda
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Rhonda Furlong
Englewood, Florida
Zone 10a
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May 1st, 2017, 11:37 pm #6

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......



and on a seedpod.......



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

and the entire flower....



Rhonda
Michael and Kathi,
Thanks for the link.

Ron,
Since my popcorn cassia is in its first year at my new home, it looks more loose than some of the pics. But, since we don't get freezes here, I expect that next year but will be much prettier

Rhonda
Never stop enjoying life,
Rhonda

Rhonda Furlong
Englewood, Florida
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Joined: March 6th, 2008, 2:20 am

May 2nd, 2017, 11:49 pm #7

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......



and on a seedpod.......



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

and the entire flower....



Rhonda
Funny you should mention this plant, Rhonda. Never heard of it before & found a Garden Center I've never gone to yet has it while I was looking at their inventory. They are calling it Peanut Butter Cassia. I will have to check it out. Seed starting is done for the season for me. Having a hard time keeping those going that I already started. Rain, Rain go away (& cold, too!).

Joni
Elwood, IL
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May 4th, 2017, 12:41 am #8

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......



and on a seedpod.......



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

and the entire flower....



Rhonda
Ron,

I got home later than expected so I'll take a pic tomorrow and post.


Joni,

"found a Garden Center I've never gone to yet has it while I was looking at their inventory. They are calling it Peanut Butter Cassia"
Yes, I've heard it called that too. But to me, the leaves smell exactly like buttered popcorn

"Seed starting is done for the season for me. Having a hard time keeping those going that I already started."
I'd be happy to send you some seeds late in my season (I'm thinking that here they will bloom off and on most of the year) for you try next spring. Just remind me in the fall.

"Rain, Rain go away (& cold, too!)."
Sorry to hear that you're getting deluged...much of the country is flooding and we're in a drought which isn't helping to keep brush fires under control. We haven't had anything more than a few drops in at least a month. South, North and East of us they have been receiving decent showers at least every couple of weeks.


Michael and Kathi,

Your seeds will be in the mail tomorrow. Wishing you success


Rhonda
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Rhonda Furlong
Englewood, Florida
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May 4th, 2017, 4:58 am #9

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......



and on a seedpod.......



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

and the entire flower....



Rhonda
Thank you so much Rhonda. We look forward to receiving them. Are you sure we cannot send a check to cover the postage and handling (not to speak of your time and trouble.) We look forward to giving this plant a try.
Madison, WI
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May 5th, 2017, 12:38 am #10

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......



and on a seedpod.......



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

and the entire flower....



Rhonda
Michael and Kathi...no need to reimburse for postage, but thanks for the offer. I mailed them in bubble wrap in the pods so there should be no chance that they get damaged in shipping. Hope you enjoy them.

Rhonda
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Rhonda Furlong
Englewood, Florida
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Joined: March 6th, 2008, 2:20 am

May 5th, 2017, 2:50 am #11

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......



and on a seedpod.......



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

and the entire flower....



Rhonda
Rhonda,
I sure do appreciate the offer but I actually ended up seeing it at a Garden Center yesterday that is right down the road from me. Imagine that! It was a gallon pot all with lots of buds & some had blooms. It was a little high so I'll see how much that other place has it for. Not sure why that other place calls it "peanut butter" since I smelled it yesterday at the closer place & it does smell just like popcorn. Do you get a fair amount of seeds from it? If I don't get many in the fall for some reason, I will possibly contact you.

Thanks again for the offer!

Joni
Elwood, IL
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May 6th, 2017, 3:15 am #12

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......



and on a seedpod.......



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

and the entire flower....



Rhonda
Joni,

I don't know who would think it smells like peanut butter...definitely smells like buttered popcorn to me too I get several seed pods from each flower so I will have plenty if you want some later.


Ron,

It was gray (but no rain) and very windy today so it was hard to get a good picture. The plant was the only one I could find at my 3 favorite nurseries when I bought it. It was 8' tall (I have trimmed about 2 feet off) and very loosely formed...obviously they had never trimmed it. But, because the flowers (and hence the seed pods) always form at the very tip of the stems on my plants, I hate to cut it back until it's done blooming. Even when the stems appear to be done, a small bud appears at the tip and within a few days there's another bloom there. So, it still looks straggly. Once it is done blooming (it has slowed down dramatically), I'll give it a hard haircut to make it grow back bushier (they never get too bushy). Here are a few pics from today.





Rhonda
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Rhonda Furlong
Englewood, Florida
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May 7th, 2017, 1:05 am #13

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......



and on a seedpod.......



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

and the entire flower....



Rhonda
Funny again how this plant is popping up round here now. When "looking" yesterday & ended up finding it at another local place & was $2 cheaper than the other place from a few days ago so I bought it. Very nice plant!

I did end up seeing on a site that described leaves smelled like popcorn & flowers smelled like peanut butter. Leaves yes, flowers no.

Joni
Elwood, IL
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May 8th, 2017, 12:32 am #14

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......



and on a seedpod.......



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

and the entire flower....



Rhonda
Joni,

In past years, I didn't see it much even in Florida. But since I bought this scraggly one a month ago, I have noticed it at several nurseries. Go figure.

Rhonda
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Rhonda Furlong
Englewood, Florida
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May 9th, 2017, 10:55 pm #15

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......



and on a seedpod.......



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

and the entire flower....



Rhonda
Just found another garden center is carrying this...that makes 3. Must be the hot new thing.

OBSERVATION...bought one with other plants last Fri. I've put them outside during the day but it's been in the high 30's to low 40's at night so I put them back in my SUV in the garage at night. Even protected, it was the only plant that looked cranky. Leaves were closed up (similar to Sensitive Plant which it kinda resembles) & then opened back up after being in the sun outside the next day. The other annuals didn't show any sign of stress (yet, anyway). So, I believe this plant likes high heat & would prefer a blanket for now.

Joni
Elwood, IL
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