Senna oliogophylla, also known as Outback Cassia, is a small shrub native to Australia. It has glossy green leaves and reddish stems, and boasts bright yellow flowers in the spring. After a few weeks, the orange-red seedpods are left behind, providing an attractive ornament to your garden. It can grow to be a couple of feet tall, making it suitable for those who have limited space.
This perennial flower is easy to care for and can tolerate a range of conditions. It prefers full sun to semi-shaded spots, and prefers moderate watering to keep its soil damp but not waterlogged. It can be grown in USDA zones 9-11, and it will flaunt its bright flowers from late April to June.
If you happen to live in a cooler place, OutbackCassia can still be enjoyed from the comfort of your home. You can make it grow indoors in a pot, however you'll need to provide it with some extra attention. Place your pot in a location that will receive between 2-4 hours of sunlight a day to replicate the conditions of its native environment. Keep the soil damp but not waterlogged, and feed it with a balanced fertilizer every few months.
Outback Cassia is a unique and versatile perennial flower, perfect for both experienced and novice gardeners. Its hardy nature, colorful bloom, and interesting seedpods make it a delightful addition to any garden.