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Egyptian Star Cluster, Star Flower, Pentas
Pentas lanceolata 'Butterfly Deep Rose'

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

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

Regional

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

Dixon, Illinois

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.