PENTAS Pentas lanceolata (PEN-tas lan-see-oh-LAY-tah)
Annual - Sun / Part Shade Height 24" Spread 18"-24” 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.