Single Packet of 350 Seeds
This seed packet measures 3.25″ wide by 4.50" tall and includes a clear & colorful illustration on the front. It also includes detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side as well. All seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and are intended for the current and the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and are constantly moved out due to popularity.
Grow a garden filled with Wild Senna, from freshly harvested Senna hebecarpa seeds. Wild Senna is a beautiful wildflower that produces golden yellow flowers, atop attractive green foliage. The plants themselves can grow to a mature height of roughly 36 to 72 inches tall. Wild Senna is a cheery plant that attracts an array of beneficial insects to the garden, such as bumblebees, honey bees, hummingbirds, butterflies and more. they can often be seen in insectaries and butterfly gardens as well.
Wild Senna is categorized as a perennial flowering plant. Perennials such as this will establish a deep root system in their initial year of growth. They will then use this root system to regrow the following season, even after the harsh winter frosts have wilted the plant life above the surface. Seeds can be collected from the flowers at the end of each season.
Sowing The Seed
Wild Senna can be established from flower seed, either indoors or directly outdoors when the weather is warm, and all danger of frost has passed. If started indoors, begin by scarifying your seeds with sandpaper, or nicking them with a knife. You can also soak them in hot water for 24 hours to increase viability. After you have prepared your seeds for propagation sow in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Sow at a depth of 1/2” under topsoil, water daily so that the soil is moist until germination and provide an area of warmth and lighting. Transplant or direct sow after all danger of frost has passed.
Wild Senna will thrive in areas of full sunlight to light shade. They prefer a soil, or medium that is well drained, but also naturally fertile. To improve drainage, simply add a light compost to your sowing area if it is composed of hard, compact soil. Water the seeds and seedling daily to provide ample moisture, but avoid overwatering.
Germination & Growth
Wild Senna seeds can take up to 14 to 28 days to properly germinate. The plants will grow to a height of 36 to 72 inches tall, and can take a fair amount of space, width wise. Space each plant about 18 to 24 inches apart from one another. Wild Senna will produce gorgeous, yellow flowers all through the summer season. Attracts an array of beneficial insects to the garden.
We promise to never knowingly carry or sell GMO based seed products. All seeds sold through Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and the vast majority seeds are produced from open pollinated plants. (A very low number of our seed products are F1 hybrids) Our seed stock is stored in a temperature controlled facility and our products are constantly moved out due to popularity. Each and every packet is intended for the current and the following growing season and will not be marked with an expiration date.
If you are to store your seeds for successful growth in the following year, we recommend placing the packets in an airtight ziplock bag. Place your seeds in a cool, dark and dry area of the home, such as a basement where they are kept at room temperature or below.
It is our goal to make you a happy customer! If you experience any problems with your seeds such as germination issues, we will replace or refund any seed product within 180 days of your purchase date. Please contact us directly for a resolution to any problems that you are having with our products.
Question: When should I sow these seeds?
Answer: This is something you must research for your specific region. We offer a ton of helpful articles in our Blog that explain in depth how to successfully grow the seeds within our shop. All of our product pages have useful information on sowing as well.
Question: What is the size of this packet?
Answer: Our traditional packages are 3.25" wide, by 4.50" tall. Some of our larger packages of Corn, Beans and Peas will be 4" wide by 4.675" tall, and our Wildflower packages containing bulk seeds are usually 4.50" wide by 6.45" inches tall.
Question: Are your seeds heirloom?
Answer: In short yes, a vast majority of the plant varieties we carry are heirloom. Heirlooms are varieties that have been passed down for generations.
Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: No, we promise to never knowingly carry or supply any GMO based seed products and steer clear of seed producers from major GMO companies, such as Monsanto.
Question: Are your seeds Organic?
Answer: No, at this time we do not sell organic seeds.
Question: How long will shipping take?
Answer: This can sometimes depend on the size of your order, however 95% of our orders will ship within 24 to 48 hours. All orders ship First Class by default and can take 2 - 5 business days to arrive. Orders placed on a Friday may not ship until the following Monday.
Question: What if my seeds don't grow?
Answer: If you experience any problems with our seed products, contact us within 180 days of your purchase date for a resolution.
Question: Do the packages have sowing instructions on them?
Answer: Yes, all of our seed packets have detailed sowing information on the reverse side as well as a QR code that leads to the original product page here on our website.
Question: Why is there no expiration date on your seed packages?
Answer: Our seeds are contained within a temperature controlled facility in airtight containers. When we ship our seed products to customers, we fill a small portion of packets that sell on a weekly basis. We do not print an expiration date on the packets since the large majority of seeds technically do not expire for long periods of time, IF they are stored in the proper conditions. If you plan to store or save your seeds for the following year, we suggest placing them in a ziplock bag, later storing them in a dark, cool and dry area of the home.
Question: Can I receive a catalog in the mail?
Answer: At this time, we are focused on remaining solely online. We do not send paper catalogs in an effort to save more trees, as well as keep our prices low.
Question: I did not receive an invoice for my order.
Answer: We do not send paper invoices with our orders since the invoice can be viewed online with your Seed Needs account. You will also receive an invoice / order confirmation through email.
Question: What is the difference between a hybrid variety and a GMO based seed product.
Answer: Hybrids are a NATURAL process of cross pollinating two species, thus producing a first generation hybrid (F1.) For example: Mixing a red, double blooming, single stem sunflower, with a yellow, multi branching sunflower might result in a orange-red, double blooming, multibranching plant.
GMO based seed products are a completely different and unatural process of gene splicing in a laboratory. The process entails the introduction of a separate biological kingdom, such as a bacteria, or a pesticide. This bacteria or pesticide is then eaten directly by the consumer when the crops reach maturity. (BAD NEWS)
Question: Can you ship these seeds overseas?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and Canada.