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Pentas lanceolata


Red Velvet Graffiti® Pentas




Origin:  Ernst Benary of America.
Family
Rubiaceae
Genus
Pentas
Species
lanceolata
Category
Annuals
Registered Name
Graffiti®
USDA Hardiness Zone
10 - 11
Canadian Hardiness Zone
Requires cool season protection under glass.
RHS Hardiness Zone
H3 - H2
Temperature (°C)
-1 - 10
Temperature (°F)
30 - 50
Height
34 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
MayJuneJulyAugust
General Description
A heat and disease resistant Pentas with clusters of bright red flowers.
Landscape
Great for garden beds and borders in warmer climates, or as a houseplant.
Cultivation
Grow in full sun in a well-drained soil. While very heat tolerant, the plant is completely frost intolerant, and growth will become inhibited below 16┬░C.
Growth
Medium
Habitat
Horticultural origin.
Leaf Description
Leaves are dark green and lanceolate, to 15 cm in length.
Flower Description
Rich red, star-shaped flowers that appear on umbles above the foliage.
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