Pentas lanceolata

Pentas lanceolata

Other latin names: Pentas carnea

Common name: Star flower, Egyptian star, Star-cluster

Family: Rubiaceae

Plant type Shrub
Height 24 inches to 3 feet
Spread 24 inches to 3 feet
Habit Bushy
Foliage Evergreen
Growth rate Moderate
Interests Flowers
Uses Borders
Skill level Beginner
Maintenance Slight
Hardiness 8
Heat zone
Sun Full sun
Moisture Dry to moist
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered to average
Flower colour Pink, red, white
Flower season Early summer to late summer
Flower size Medium
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour
Edible parts
Harvest time
Wildlife Bees, butterflies, birds

Pentas lanceolata is an evergreen shrub grown for its display of bright pink, red or white flowers borne throughout summer. Pentas are good for attracting butterflies, bees and hummingbirds to a garden.

Grow Pentas in fertile, well drained soil in full sun.


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