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Pentas lanceolata (Pentas, Pink)

Pentas, Pink

Pentas lanceolata 'Graffiti Rose'

Pentas, originally from Africa, have been a popular summer bloomer in Texas for many years. They do require regular watering, and are not the best choice for xeriscaping. Ideal for flowerbeds with good drainage and container planting.

The shiny and deeply veined foliage is a beautiful backdrop for the constant display of star shaped tubular flowers appearing in clusters from late spring to fall. Available in many colors, Graffiti Rose is a cultivar with Pink flowers. No matter the color, pentas easily attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Pentas are often treated as an annual in central to north Texas, however can be perennial in southern Texas.

Container Specimen
Flowerbeds

Flower Color:

Pink

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Height

36 Inches

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Spread

36 Inches

Interesting Notes

Categorized as "Pentas, Pink" at Mortellaros


USDA Hardiness Zone 9a

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Low
Exposure
Full Sun to Part Shade
Habit
Annual
Water Needs
High