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Butterfly Red Pentas lanceolata

  • Hardy Zones
    • 11 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 18 - 24 Inches
Proven Selections® Annuals
Butterfly Red Pentas lanceolata
Sun 18 - 24

Features

Large true red flowers with excellent vigor

Award Winner
Heat Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Butterflies

Characteristics

Plant Type: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 
10 - 15 Inches
Spread: 
10 - 18 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Red
Flower Shade: 
Red
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Use in combinations, monocultures in all container types, and the landscape; also use as a cut flower

Maintenance Notes: 

Heat Tolerant.

  • I love this plant, but find it hard to find at nurseries around her. Very easy to grow and the butterflies and humming birds love them. I want to try other colors as well.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Martha
    New York
    United States
    7 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2006 Flame Proof Dallas Arboretum
2006 Flame Proof Dallas Arboretum
2006 Flame Proof Dallas Arboretum
2006 Flame Proof Dallas Arboretum
2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
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