Egyptian Star Cluster, Star Flower, Pentas
Pentas lanceolata 'Butterfly Pink'

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Veined

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Auburndale, Florida

Bartow, Florida

Clearwater, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Naples, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Denham Springs, Louisiana

Warren, Michigan

Greensboro, North Carolina

Conway, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Disputanta, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 2, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

These come in a wide range of pinks and white--from bright carmine pink to pale pink to white. A very easy annual for any new gardener to grow and be successful with.