Velvet-leaf Senna

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Velvet-leaf Senna

Cassia lindheimeriana
Velvet-leaf Senna
3

6 feet
2

5 feet
Southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun. An herbaceous perennial with grayish compound leaves spiralling around the stem. Flowers appear in late summer and autumn with five bright yellow crinkly petals. Found in dry, rocky limestone soils or sands; effective as a specimen or massed in the background of any wildflower garden. Reseeds freely; gather seeds in fall after it begins to dry and brown. Larval host for sulphur and orange butterflies.

Maintenance

Grooming, pruning.

Features

Plant Type:
Wildflowers
Size:
3-6' H, 2-5' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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