Anyone growing those pretty Pentas plants/flowers, that attract many butterflies, bees and hummingbird moths? show them here.
Share your photos of your Pentas, what state you are from and how you care for them, etc :]
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It was a silly thought and a silly topic I started, I'm not the brightest person in the world.
I planted those last April and May. They looked great by year-end. I had to post a photo from December because they all froze back to the roots in January. The pentas are coming back and look good. I have been encouraging them with half-strength fertilizer. But only a few have flowers on them so far.
I had lots of butterflies last year and have seen a lot already this year.
I was lucky enough to pick up a tray of purple pentas from a discount rack. They looked pretty bad when I got them, but I was able to revive them enough so that every single one lived! See photo below.
I bet your white ones are beautiful. I love pentas (except for the nematodes).
You have a gift of bringing plants/flowers back to life after they have been through heck: :]
My plants usually take a long time to recover or to grow because I don't pay too much attention to what soil they really should be planted in.
It's so awesome you got those purple Pentas and are reviving them. And it's good to know the Pentas grow back after a frost or freeze.
Oh, and yes, as you said, Pentas do better with a very light fertilizer instead of a heavy fertilizer.
About 6 months ago, a 'Hummingbird Moth' visited my white Penta flowers, they are so adorable!
Have you seen/grown Panama Rose/Pentas Bush? Here's a link to it in the database: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/83648/. It's related to the Pentas and it is gorgeous. It's like a Pentas only bigger with more flowers!