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Senna artemisioides ~ Silver Cassia (syn. Cassia artemesioides)

Senna artemisioides was called Cassia artemisioides and can still often be found at nurseries under that old name. Silver Cassia is a medium sized shrub with soft gray linear foliage. I have Silver Cassia plants that have been growing for years outside the irrigated zone even in my driest gardens with the best drained soils. Cassia artemisioides is native to Central Australia. Our Silver Cassia plants have weathered temperatures in the mid teens. Cassia artemesioides prefers full sun, and requires no additional water once established in most of our landscapes. These beautiful fragrant yellow flowers are produced in early Spring and continue through much of the Summer.

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Senna artemisioides, Silver Cassia