Penta-Giant Red Pentas (Old fashioned) (Florida Friendly)
Penta-Giant Red Pentas (Old fashioned) (Florida Friendly)
Penta-Giant Red Pentas (Old fashioned) (Florida Friendly)
Penta-Giant Red Pentas (Old fashioned) (Florida Friendly)

Penta-Giant Red Pentas (Old fashioned) (Florida Friendly)

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Penta-Giant Red Pentas (Old fashioned) (Florida-Friendly)

Pentas lanceolata

 Unlike the short hybrid penta, these can bloom all year.  Something happened in the hybridization process that has made the shorter penta more susceptible to a fungus, killing them often within the first year. Not so with this taller, great-grandparent of what you can find at the box store's, and most nurseries. Cutting back often will produce more blooms.. Protection for Pentas is equivalent to that of every other warm-season perennial. The most common pest is spider mites.

Days to germination

N/A Grown from Cuttings

Days to maturity

55-65 days

Life cycle

Perennial

Plant time

Year-round, but late Spring for best results

Spacing

18-24 inches

Sun

Full sun

Soil temperature

50-75 degrees

Optimum soil P.H

6.0-7.0

Height

18-36 inches

Harvest

N/A

Penta-Giant Red Pentas (Old fashioned) (Florida-Friendly)

Pentas lanceolata

 Unlike the short hybrid penta, these can bloom all year.  Something happened in the hybridization process that has made the shorter penta more susceptible to a fungus, killing them often within the first year. Not so with this taller, great-grandparent of what you can find at the box store's, and most nurseries. Cutting back often will produce more blooms.. Protection for Pentas is equivalent to that of every other warm-season perennial. The most common pest is spider mites.

Days to germination

N/A Grown from Cuttings

Days to maturity

55-65 days

Life cycle

Perennial

Plant time

Year-round, but late Spring for best results

Spacing

18-24 inches

Sun

Full sun

Soil temperature

50-75 degrees

Optimum soil P.H

6.0-7.0

Height

18-36 inches

Harvest

N/A