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SENNA artemisioides ssp artemisioides

Silver Cassia or Feathery Cassia

SKU: N 448
Stock: In Stock

Family: Caesalpinioideae
Characteristics: Shrub 2 m spread 1.5 m

Seed per packet: Approx. 25
Seed per gram: Approx. 80-90

$4.25 AUD Excl. GST

A very hardy ornamental shrub with leaves that cover covered in short hair giving it the silver appearance hence the common name Silver Cassia.
flowering occurs in clusters of attractive yellow flowers around 1 cm in diameter from mid-winter into spring. 
A useful shrub that requires little maintenance. Attracts birds and insects.

Previously known as Cassia artemisioides.

Occurs naturally in Western Australia, New South Wales, South Australian Queensland, and the Northern Territory.

Adaptable to most soils providing it is well-drained but prefers medium to heavy soil in an open sunny position, drought, and frost tender.

Grow notes:

Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn, avoiding the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C.

Senna seeds germinate readily, however, they do have a hard outer coating that is impervious to water and generally, germination will normally not occur unless the seed is scarified by abrading or pre-treated with boiling water first.

  1. Place the seed in a container, pour in just-boiled water, and allow to soak overnight.
  2. The swollen seed can then be sown, re-treat seeds that have not swollen.
  3. Sow the 3-4mm deep, keep warm & moist but not wet.
  4. Germination should occur in 10-21 days @ 18-22C.

General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.

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