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Butterfly Red Pentas lanceolata

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Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
24" 18"
Height
18 - 24"
Spread
10 - 18"
  • Details

    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.

  • 1 Review

    • 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.

      Martha
      New York
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 8 Awards

    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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