Pentas, also called Egyptian Starfowers, have deep green foliage that is attractive, but when you add to that the bright cluster of star shaped flowers you have a knock-out plant. Butterfly Deep Pink, Lavender Shades, Red and White Pentas have tiny, flowers that develop into a large ball of color. Butterflies and hummingbirds find pentas a delicacy and will visit your garden often while these beauties are in bloom.
Pentas love the heat and do well in hot, humid conditions. Sunny locations are preferred, but they will still look great with part shade. Like most heat-loving plants, Pentas do not like soggy feet. Keep the soil moist and make sure that it drains well. You will not have to do much to these plants, give them a little time-release fertilizer when planted and remove spent blooms occasionally.
Size: #12 Deco
Height: Grows 18″ to 24″ tall.
How To Grow: Full sun.
Outstanding Features: Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
Tips: Use Pentas as an alternative to Vinca.
Uses: Containers, Landscapes