- Part Sun to 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).
FeaturesSHOW me your THUMB. Yep, that's GREEN all right.
Extra-large clusters of flowers on dark green foliage, these heat tolerant plants bring on the pollinators and bloom nonstop all summer without any deadheading.Award WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerDisease ResistantLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirds
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:18 - 22 InchesSpacing:10 - 14 InchesSpread:16 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:LavenderFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Great in containers and landscapes. Can be used as a cut flower where it is best used in shorter vessels.Maintenance Notes:
Pentas is best grown in good, moist soil, but it can tolerate poorer soils as well. They prefer a pH close to 7, so consider amending soil with pelletized lime if planting in an area with highly acidic soil. They are quite heat tolerant. An application of controlled release fertilizer at planting should be sufficient, but an additional application in mid-summer will help the plants thrive into Fall.Sunstar® Lavender Pentas lanceolata USPPAF, Can PBRAF
Award Year Award Plant Trial 2019 Top Performer - Hanging Baskets University of Minnesota - Grand Rapids 2019 Top Performer - Early Season Michigan State University 2019 Top Performer Oregon State University 2019 Top 12 Performer University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale 2019 Leader of the Pack - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum 2019 Leader of the Pack - Late Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum 2019 Perfect Score All Season University of Tennessee - Knoxville 2019 Top Performer - Mid Season Michigan State University 2019 Top Performer Penn State 2019 Perfect Score all Season Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens