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Week 10 – March 04, 2024

Plant Information

Butterfly™ Mixture Pentas

  • Butterfly™ Mixture Pentas - Bloom
Growing Information:
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Pentas lanceolata

Common Name: Egyptian Star Cluster, Star Cluster

Hardiness Degree: 45°F (7.2°C)

Blooming Season: Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Heat Tolerant

Water: Light

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 10 - 20" (25 - 51cm)

Height: 12 - 22" (30 - 56cm)

Width: 10 - 18" (25 - 46cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Large, star-shaped flowers on large umbels attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

Grower Information:

Plug crop time: 6 to 8 weeks
Transplant to finish: South 8 to 10 weeks, North 10 to 12 weeks

  • Hybrid vigour provides better stress tolerance than open-pollinated varieties. 
  • Gives pro landscapers and gardeners alike a mid-size, full-sun series that flourishes in high heat/humidity and tolerates Summer rains well while still showing colour. 
  • Can be sold as a late Spring to Summer item in cooler areas.
  • Large, star-shaped umbels – up to 3 in./8 cm across – attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

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