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Pentas lanceolata 'Butterfly Deep Rose'

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

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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)

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

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive louwig On Feb 27, 2012, louwig from Dixon, IL wrote:

Have grown this plant from seed under lights in our basement. Very slow growing requiring more than the
usual patience. Seedlings are tiny. They do come along, and once planted out in our bed, flower very nicely all summer until frost. We grow the Graffiti mix of this species. Would appreciate hearing of any early growing tips.

Regional...

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

Dixon, Illinois



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