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Pentas lanceolata /Pentas

Pentas lanceolata  / Pentas lanceolata
Flowers and foliage
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Flowers and foliage

A popular selection of white pentas

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Scientific Name: Pentas lanceolata
Common Name: Pentas
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: In shape they are generally low and mounding. Used as an annual bedding plant or in containers where not winter hardy. Flowers profusely from spring through fall and come in a wide variety of solid or two-toned colors. Butterflies are attracted to the flowers and when pentas are planted in combination with other butterfly and hummingbird plants, they are a valuable asset to the garden.