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Pentas

Botanical Name
Pentas lanceolata
Hardiness
Zones 8 to 11, grown as annual elsewhere
Height
12 to 36 inches
Width
12 to 36 inches
Flowers
Summer to fall: lilac, red, pink, white, magenta
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 12 to 24 inches apart
  • Allow soil to dry between watering
  • Drought tolerant
  • Can be overwintered as a houseplant in a sunny humid location
Problems
Aphids, spider mites, whiteflies (indoors)
Varieties
  • Butterfly
  • Cherry Red
  • New Look Series

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