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PENTAS lanceolata 'Graffiti Red Lace'( GRAFFITI SERIES)
Egyptian Starcluster, Pentas, Starflower
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Dual-colored and a magnet for butterflies and the inquisitive hummingbird, the fiery red flowers of the Graffiti Red Lace pentas is perfect for the hot summer. A bushy, compact, tropical perennial that is often grown as an annual, it has origins from plants native to northeastern Africa. Lacking frosts, it is evergreen and has dark green, lance-shaped leaves that contrast nicely with its large, vibrant red clusters of small tubular, star-shaped flowers with white "lacy" stamens. These are everblooming but appreciate regular deadheading for the best continuing flower display.
Heat, humidity and drought tolerant once established, Egyptian starcluster needs full to part sun and fertile, well drained soil. It is a vigorous tender perennial that is ideal for sunny borders, butterfly gardens, hanging baskets and containers.
12 - 1
10 - 15
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
10"-16" / 25.4cm - 40.6cm
12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm
Africa, Northern Africa
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Dark Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Tropical
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