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PlantFiles: Egyptian Star Cluster, Star Flower, Pentas
Pentas lanceolata 'Kaleidoscope Appleblossom'

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Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Pentas (PEN-tass) (Info)
Species: lanceolata (lan-see-oh-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Kaleidoscope Appleblossom

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Evergreen
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Veined

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Nov 14, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a beautiful little cultivar that blooms in my butterfly garden almost all the time as long as the spent bloom clusters are pinched off regularly.

Herbaceous cuttings root very easily. It does very well in central Florida.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Diego, California
Bartow, Florida
Winter Springs, Florida



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