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Egyptian Star Cluster, Star Flower, Pentas (Pentas lanceolata)

Stone Mountain, GA


Common name: Egyptian Star Cluster, Star Flower, Pentas
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Pentas
Species lanceolata

Plant Link: http://plantsdatabase.com/go/239/

Thumbnail by bob47
Mount Angel, OR(Zone 8a)

Beautiful, I sure would like to try growing these.

Cochrane, ON(Zone 2b)

Gee Bob that is really nice. Love the colour. Tried growing these last year. They grew & flowered but didn't get very tall. Maybe I didn't start them early enough. Of course it could be that they don't grow in my zone. Might try them in containers next year. Good photo.

Stone Mountain, GA

Thanks Lenjo & broots.
These have done well here, zone 7b, but they are in large pots and get watered then moved around by hand. We'll see how well they do next season. Also, they seem to sparkle and fade and sparkle again depending on (hot) weather.

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