- 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).
FeaturesFANCY, yet UNFUSSY.
Large clusters of flowers on dark green foliage, heat and humidity tolerant plants are great all summer bloomers.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:RedFlower Shade:Cherry RedFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried 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 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™ Red Pentas lanceolata USPPAF, Can PBRAF
Award Year Award Plant Trial 2019 Top Performer - Pollinators Ohio State University - Columbus 2019 Top Performer - Early Season Michigan State University 2019 Top Performer Oregon State University 2019 Top Performer University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale 2019 Top Performer LSU - Hammond 2019 Perfect Score all Season Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens 2019 Top Performer - Ground Colorado State University 2019 Leader of the Pack - Early Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum 2019 Top 10 for Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum 2019 Top Performer Texas Tech University
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What you'll need
Color SchemeVibrant MixExposurePart Shade to ShadePot Size12"