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Baja Senna
Baja Senna

Common name:Baja Senna
Botanical name:Senna purpusi (Cassia)

This beautiful shrub reaches 3' tall and wide, with interesting stems that are sienna colored. The small, dark blue green, evergreen leaves are striking against the colored stems. Small yellow flowers bloom from winter through spring. Irrigate this plant every 3-4 weeks after it's established, especially during the winter. Again, there is a striking contrast between the flower and the leaves. Butterflies love this shrub.

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Water Saving Tip:

Different areas of your landscape have different water requirements.

Shrubs need much less water than lawns and drip systems should never be scheduled on the same program with lawns.

Establish separate watering schedules for those areas.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.