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Pentas lanceolata

Egyptian star cluster

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to October
  • Height0.8m to 1.3m
  • Spread1m to 1.4m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourPink blue white
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Pentas lanceolata (Egyptian star cluster). This is a upright straggling shrub which will grow to a height of 60cm and a spread of 1m. The leaves are bright green. It is grown for the clusters of tubular, red, pink, lilac or white flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Sub-shrub

Other common names

Star cluster

Origin

Yemen

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You will need to plant them in moist, well-drained soil with full sun or partial-shade. To encourage bloom and growth, pinch back regularly, remember to deadhead and trim lightly in early spring.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed in spring or from softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch for aphids and red spider mites.

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