A picture of a Bladder senna

Bladder senna

Colutea persica

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Bladder senna Overview

This species grows up to 2m long. The young shoots are slightly hairy, becoming glabrous, and the older shoots peeling in fibres, becoming shiny purple-brown. Leaves grow up to 6cm long.

How to propagate Bladder senna

Cuttings

You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer.

Seed

Seeds in the autumn.

Other uses of Bladder senna

Grown for their foliage, pea-like flowers and bladder shaped seed pods. Suitable for coastal conditions.