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Sunstar® Rose Egyptian Star Flower Pentas lanceolata

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Exposure
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
22" 24"
Height
18 - 22"
Spread
16 - 24"
  • Details

    Features

    Forget CURB APPEAL. I can get you CURB CHECKS.

    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 Winner
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Disease Resistant
    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    18 - 22 Inches
    Spacing: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Spread: 
    16 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Rosy Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses 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® Rose Pentas lanceolata 'PEZZ0003' USPP 25,942, Can PBRAF
  • 1 Review

    • Miesha Loggins
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 6 weeks ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
  • 15 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    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 - Hanging Baskets University of Minnesota - Grand Rapids
    2019 Top Performer - Early Season Michigan State University
    2019 Plant of Distinction University of Georgia
    2019 Top Performer Penn State
    2019 Perfect Score all Season Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2019 Leader of the Pack - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2019 Top 10 for Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2019 Top Performer University of Minnesota - Grand Rapids
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