Australian Senna

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Feathery Senna

Senna artemisioides
Australian Senna; Desert Cassia
3

6 feet
3

6 feet
  • Full Sun
  • Low
  • Deer Resistant
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun or partial shade. Evergreen, with soft needle-like or skeleton-leaf foliage. It prefers dry, well-drained sites. Small, buttercup-yellow flowers cover plants from winter to spring, especially in sun. Eventually plants become somewhat twiggy. A showy Australian native, Desert cassia is a fairly recent introduction to local horticulture; it is a bit early to judge how it will behave in south-central Texas over the long term, but it survived 18 degrees at the Botanical Garden in San Antonio. Several types are seen in cultivation, including a version with pale, blunt-tipped silver leaves.

Maintenance

Prune to shape if needed. Don’t overwater. Remove seedlings that occur, as this is not a native plant.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Shrub
Size:
3-6' H, 3-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Well drained
Wildlife:
Pollinators
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
February, March
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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