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Sunstar Red Egyptian Star Flower Pentas lanceolata

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Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
22" 24"
Height
18 - 22"
Spread
16 - 24"
  • Details

    Features

    FANCY, yet UNFUSSY.

    Large clusters of flowers on dark green foliage, heat and humidity tolerant plants are great all summer bloomers.

    Award Winner
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Disease Resistant
    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    18 - 22 Inches
    Spacing: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Spread: 
    16 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Cherry Red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Great in containers and landscapes. Can be used as a cut flower where it is best used in shorter vessels.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Pentas is best grown in good, moist soil, but it can tolerate poorer soils as well. They are quite heat tolerant. An application of controlled release fertilizer at planting should be sufficient, but an additional application in mid-summer will help the plants thrive into Fall.

    Sunstar Red Pentas lanceolata USPPAF, Can PBRAF
  • 22 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2019 Top Performer - Pollinators Ohio State University - Columbus
    2019 Top Performer - Early Season Michigan State University
    2019 Top Performer Oregon State University
    2019 Top Performer University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
    2019 Top Performer LSU - Hammond
    2019 Perfect Score all Season Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2019 Top Performer - Ground Colorado State University
    2019 Leader of the Pack - Early Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2019 Top 10 for Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2019 Top Performer Texas Tech University
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