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Senna artemisioides

Family: Caesalpiniaceae (ses-al-pin-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Senna (SEN-nuh) (Info)
Species: artemisioides (ar-tem-iss-ee-OY-dees) (Info)

Synonym:Cassia artemisioides
Synonym:Senna artemisioides x subsp. artemisioides

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Baa On Jan 31, 2003, Baa wrote:

An evergreen shrub from Australia.

Has silvery-green, pinnate leaves with linear leaflets that are covered in grey hair. Bears yellow, pea like, scented flowers. Pods are light brown and slender when ripe.

Flowers at various times all through the year if grown indoors.

Loves a well drained soil in sun. It needs a sheltered position as it can be easily damaged by frosts, especially when young.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fountain Hills, Arizona
Goodyear, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Tempe, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Palm Springs, California
Perris, California
San Marino, California
Santa Barbara, California
Orange Park, Florida
Las Vegas, Nevada (2 reports)
Galveston, Texas

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