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Pentas

Pentas lanceolata
Egyptian Starcluster, Star Flower
2

3 feet
2

3 feet
Africa, Yemen
  • Full Shade
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Sun or partial shade. A warm-season annual bedding plant growing up to 12 inches. Intensely colored star-shaped flower clusters appear in summer and autumn, in shades of pink, violet, red, and white. Pentas are heat-tolerant and can handle summer sun, but typically benefit from a bit of afternoon shade. They can reseed sporadically, but they’re considered an annual in San Antonio. Pentas attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Maintenance

Plant in May to establish by summertime. Pinch back the stalks or deadheaded to encourage flowering.

Features

Plant Type:
Annuals
Size:
2-3' H, 2-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Flower Color:
Pink, Purple, Red, White
Bloom Time:
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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