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Pentas


 

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.

 

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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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