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Pentas lanceolata (Pentas, Star Flower)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 504240



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rubiales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Pentas
Species: Pentas lanceolata
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Annual
  • Evergreen
  • Ornamental
  • Perennial
  • Shrub
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
  • 10a (to 35 F / 2 C)
  • 10b (to 40 F / 4 C)
  • 11 (Above 40 F / Above 4 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 1 to 1 1/2 feet (30 to 45 cm)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 1 to 1 1/2 feet (30 to 45 cm)
Flowering Start edit
  • January
Flowering End edit
  • December
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Dark
Leaf Shape edit
  • Ovate
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Container/Patio
  • Edging
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Cottage Garden
  • Wildlife Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
  • Clay / Heavy
  • Tolerant of Most Types
Soil pH edit
  • <5.5 (Strongly acidic)
  • 5.5 - 5.9 (Medium acidic)
  • 6.0 - 6.4 (Slightly acidic)
  • 6.5 - 6.9 (Very slightly acidic)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Lavender
  • White
Wildlife Value edit
  • Bees
  • Butterflies (nectar source)
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Stem Cutting
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
Additional Short Notes add
  • Seeds do not store well sow as soon as possible edit | delete
  • Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds edit | delete
  • Remove spent flowers edit | delete
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Contributors For This Plant
Stephinalta (211)
toni (30059)
cherylad (2487)


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Stephinalta (211) wrote on Sep 30 2008
This is a easy little plant, does really well in containers. There is a wonderful, but hard to find variety called "Stars

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