Feathery Cassia (Senna artemisioides)


Feathery Cassia

Senna artemisioides

An Australian native, Feathery Cassia, botanical name Senna artemisioides, produces masses of fragrant bright yellow flowers and gray needle-like foliage that contrast beautifully with other colors and textures in any landscape. We love to plant them for use as an informal screen or mass planting them, and since they require very little maintenance you can just leave them be in any natural wild garden! We also love to use them along borders and they make an excellent large shrub adding a colorful background to most landscapes!

Senna artemisioides is a very hardy, heat and drought tolerant plant that has low to moderate watering needs once established, so it’s a great addition to any waterwise landscape. These evergreen plants have a fast growth rate and love to grow in an area that gets plenty of full sun exposure, in fact, the more sun they get, the brighter the flowers look! For the most colorful flowers, we recommend feeding them with our Super Charged Moon Juice for the best blooming.

Homeowners in Southern California considering xeriscaping or a drought tolerant landscape will appreciate the winter and summer colors Feathery Cassia produces. In fact these evergreen plants complement a rock garden and can add that curb appeal that makes your neighbors take notice for all the right reasons. Of course, you’re going to want to plant the best-looking, best-quality plants, which is why Palm Paradise is fast becoming the number one nursery for both homeowners and landscapers. We grow our own from our own private stock and can assure their quality!

  • Also called Feathery Senna, Silver Senna, Cassia artemisioides, Old Man Senna
  • Evergreen plant
  • Fast growth rate
  • Medium size shrub
  • Tall and wide with attractive, light, airy structure
  • Bright yellow flowers blooming from winter to summer
  • Waterwise
  • Very drought tolerant
  • Has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit
  • Attracts birds and butterflies


Fragrant, bright yellow flowers

Large shrub for backround planting or informal screening

Very hardy, heat and drought tolerant for desert or sub-tropical landscapes