pentas aka egyptian starflower

Planting Tips

Spacing: 15-24″
Height: 12-22″ depending on variety
Exposure: sun
Blooming season: late spring, summer, late summer
Plant habit: upright
Characteristics: attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, heat tolerant
Uses: butterfly garden, cottage garden, beds, containers

Pentas are well-suited to our Southern summers. They will take full sun and hot temperatures and are low-water-use once established. They are widely used for landscaping along the Gulf Coast. The Butterfly series grow to about 18-20″ while the Graffiti varieties stay more compact, around 14″.