Colutea x media, or Orange Bladder Senna, is a large deciduous shrub, growing up to 5-10 feet tall. This plant is best grown in full sun in USDA Zones 9-11, and requires moderate water. It is an excellent choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden.
The leaves of Colutea x media are pinnate and grey-green in color. During late summer, the plant is adorned with beautiful yellow and orange flowers. The flowers will draw in a variety of pollinators, such as butterflies and hummingbirds.
Colutea x media is a fast growing shrub, and is fairly easy to care for. It is best grown in well-draining soil, and can tolerate both dry and moist soil conditions. If grown in a pot, it should be brought indoors during cold periods. Potted Colutea x media should be watered frequently and should be placed in an area that receives plenty of sunlight. It also benefits from regular fertilizing and pruning. With the proper care, Colutea x media can provide years of beauty and enjoyment.