Week 42 – October 20, 2018

Plant Information

Lucky Star® Dark Red Pentas

Growing Information:
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Pentas lanceolata

Common Name: Egyptian Starcluster, Pentas, Starflower

Blooming Season: Late Spring, Summer

Plant Habit: Upright

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

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Once a month

Spacing: 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)

Height: 12 - 16" (30 - 41cm)

Width: 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Vibrantly colored blooms on lush, full-looking plants are perfect in combinations, containers or landscapes. Reblooms fast so you enjoy a consistent color show all season. Easy care with high durability…Lucky Star makes every gardener look like a pro!

Grower Information:

Stays in colour…Really!
Lucky Star is bred for the fastest follow-up blooming of any pentas on the market.

Nonstop colour means plants look better getting off the truck and they just keep getting better in the store! Plus, this colour-rich series has a tight, compact habit that keeps them looking tidy with virtually no effort. The promise of continuous, show-stopping colour on full, lush plants…now that’s a huge plus!

Plug crop time: 6 to 7 weeks
Transplant to finish: 7 to 8 weeks

  • With the fastest follow-up blooming of any pentas on the market and a 1-week bloom window, Lucky Star maintains a consistent show of colour from retail through end-of-season.
  • Follow-up blooms do not eclipse the prior flush, so plants stay compact, tight and ready for sale at retail with minimal work.

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