Last month, I asked you on my Facebook page, which plant I should profile in my upcoming article for Houzz.com (Every month, I write a plant profile on plants that grow well in the Southwest.)
My blogger friend, Becky, who lives in Tucson, mentioned that Feathery Cassia (Senna artemisoides) would be a good choice.
Surprisingly, I hadn’t thought to feature this great shrub considering that I have used it in landscape designs in the past.
In 2012, I was asked to design the plantings along a street in Rio Verde, AZ.
In addition to succulents, trees, perennials and other shrubs – Feathery Cassia was one shrub that I wanted to be sure to include due to its low-maintenance, drought-tolerance and gorgeous winter color.
In just over a year, Feathery Cassia has a good start, but will grow much larger.
I love pairing this shrub with Valentine (Eremophila maculata ‘Valentine’) with its red flowers.
I like this shrub so much, that I have planted 5 of them along in my own garden, along a long block wall. I can’t wait until they start growing.
If you want to learn more about Feathery Cassia, like why do people call it ‘feathery’ or learn about the surprise the flowers harbor – check out my latest article from Houzz…
I hope you are all enjoying your week. I am getting ready to head to Florida next week in order to participate in a fun gardening project. I’ll let you know more soon…