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PENTA                                                                                        Annual Sun / Part Shade

Pentas lanceolata                                                                                               Ht. 24 Spread 18-24

PEN-tas lan-see-oh-LAY-tah                                                             Spacing 12-18

 HABIT:                  Blooms all summer in red, white, lavender, pink and candy stripe.

 CULTURE:            Easy to grow annual. Plant after frost danger in well-drained soil. Moderate water and fertilizer needs. Best to allow for afternoon shade.

 USES:                     Excellent summer annual. Great for true red color, but available in several colors.

 PROBLEMS:         None serious.

 NOTES:                  Not widely used but should be. Also called Egyptian star cluster.

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