Scientific Name: Pentas lanceolata
Common Name: Egyptian Star Cluster, Star Cluster
Hardiness Degree: 45°F (7.2°C)
Blooming Season: Late Summer, Late Spring, Summer
Plant Habit: Upright
Characteristics: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Heat Tolerant, Attracts Bees
Fertilize: Every two weeks
Spacing: 10 - 20" (25 - 51cm)
Height: 12 - 22" (30 - 56cm)
Width: 10 - 18" (25 - 46cm)
General Information: Large, star-shaped flowers on large umbels attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
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.