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Sesbania grandiflora

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sesbania (ses-BAN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Veined

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fort Myers, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Satellite Beach, Florida

Sumterville, Florida

Tampa, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 14, 2015, FLTropical from Pompano Beach, FL wrote:

Picked up a three foot seedling at the local nursery. Grew great for a year, then steadily declined (disease and pest pressure, I think). It did have flowers and set seed. Seedlings florish for a few months, then decline as they are attacked by mealybugs and scale. Sprays do not seem to help.

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