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PlantFiles: 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

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly


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:

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive dmj1218 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.


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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