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Butterfly Red Penta

Pentas lanceolata 'PAS94611'

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Butterfly Red Penta (Pentas lanceolata 'PAS94611') at All Seasons Nursery

Butterfly Red Penta flowers

Butterfly Red Penta flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Butterfly Red Penta (Pentas lanceolata 'PAS94611') at All Seasons Nursery

Butterfly Red Penta in bloom

Butterfly Red Penta in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  20 inches

Spacing:  14 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8

Other Names:  Egyptian Star Flower, Star Cluster, Starflower

Group/Class:  Butterfly Series

Brand:  PanAmerican Seed

Description:

This vigorous variety produces large red flowers with white eyes all season; great for all container types, and landscape applications; heat and drought tolerant

Ornamental Features

Butterfly Red Penta features showy corymbs of red star-shaped flowers with white eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid fall. Its textured pointy leaves remain forest green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Butterfly Red Penta is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Butterfly Red Penta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Butterfly Red Penta will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Butterfly Red Penta is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.