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Pentas lanceolata 'Mars Red' /Mars Red Pentas

Pentas lanceolata 'Mars Red'  / Pentas lanceolata 'Mars Red'
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Scientific Name: Pentas lanceolata 'Mars Red'
Common Name: Mars Red Pentas
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Red
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 That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: Beautiful red flowers all warm months of the year. May be partically killed in zone 8. Its red color is a like a magnet in drawing hummingbirds and is also favored by butterflies. It has a mounding form of growth.