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Image of Pentas photo by: Jessie Keith

Jessie Keith

(Pentas)

Pentas are tropical plants native to Africa, Arabia and Madagascar. The genus comprises 34 to 40 species of perennials, biennials and shrubs. Most species bear beautiful clusters of colorful flowers and are grown as bedding plants. They are in Rubiaceae, the same plant family as other popular tropicals such as Ixora, Gardenia and Coffee.

Borne in pairs or triads along upright or lax stems, the oval to lance-shaped, evergreen leaves are typically grass green. Domed or flat-topped...

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Jessie Keith

(Starcluster)

With scarlet-red, dome-shaped blossom clusters, the Athena Petite Scarlet starcluster continues the reputation of being a butterfly and hummingbird magnet in the garden. This tropical, shrubby, evergreen perennial that is often grown as a bedding annual in frost-affected climates has a smaller mature size. As a hybrid, it was derived from everblooming African or Arabian starcluster species with dark green, lance-shaped leaves.

Heat and drought tolerant once established, Egyptian starclusters...

(Starcluster)

Sweetly colored with dome-shaped blossom clusters, the Athena Series of Egyptian starcluster continues the reputation of being a butterfly magnet in the garden. These are tropical, shrubby, evergreen perennials that are often grown as bedding annuals in frost-affected climates. As hybrids they are derived from everblooming African or Arabian starcluster species with dark green, lance-shaped leaves.

Selections in the Athena Series include plants with rounded clusters of tiny starry flowers that...

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Carol Cloud Bailey

(Starcluster)

Distinguished by their large flowers and exceptional vigor, plants in the Butterfly Series are seed-grown hybrids of Pentas lanceolata, a shrubby, evergreen, tender perennial from tropical Africa.

Pentas 'Butterfly Cherry Red' bears dome-shaped heads of crimson flowers atop leafy, branching, knee-high stems. Both the flowerheads and the individual blooms are larger than those of most other seed-grown Pentas. Plants flower prolifically in warm to hot conditions, and nearly perpetually...

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Jessie Keith

(Starcluster)

Distinguished by their large flowers and exceptional vigor, plants in the Butterfly Series are seed-grown hybrids of Pentas lanceolata, a shrubby, evergreen, tender perennial from tropical Africa.

Pentas 'Butterfly Deep Pink' bears dome-shaped heads of Persian-pink flowers atop leafy, branching, knee-high stems. Both the flowerheads and the individual blooms are larger than those of most other seed-grown Pentas. Plants flower prolifically in warm to hot conditions, and nearly...

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James Burghardt

(Starcluster)

Distinguished by their large flowers and exceptional vigor, plants in the Butterfly Series are seed-grown hybrids of Pentas lanceolata, a shrubby, evergreen, tender perennial from tropical Africa.

Pentas 'Butterfly Deep Rose' bears dome-shaped heads of rose-pink flowers atop leafy, branching, knee-high stems. Both the flowerheads and the individual blooms are larger than those of most other seed-grown Pentas. Plants flower prolifically in warm to hot conditions, and nearly...

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James H. Schutte

(Starcluster)

Distinguished by their large flowers and exceptional vigor, plants in the Butterfly Series are seed-grown hybrids of Pentas lanceolata, a shrubby, evergreen, tender perennial from tropical Africa.

Pentas 'Butterfly Red' bears dome-shaped heads of bright red flowers atop leafy, branching, knee-high stems. Both the flowerheads and the individual blooms are larger than those of most other seed-grown Pentas. Plants flower prolifically in warm to hot conditions, and nearly perpetually...

Image of Pentas (BUTTERFLY SERIES) photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Starcluster)

Distinguished by their large flowers and exceptional vigor, plants in the Butterfly Series are seed-grown hybrids of Pentas lanceolata, a shrubby, evergreen, tender perennial from tropical Africa.

Butterfly Series pentas bear dome-shaped heads of red, pink, rose, magenta, or white flowers atop leafy, branching, knee-high stems. Both the flowerheads and the individual blooms are larger than those of other seed-grown Pentas. Plants flower prolifically in warm to hot conditions,...

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James Burghardt

(Starcluster)

Distinguished by their large flowers and exceptional vigor, plants in the Butterfly Series are seed-grown hybrids of Pentas lanceolata, a shrubby, evergreen, tender perennial from tropical Africa.

Pentas 'Butterfly White' bears dome-shaped heads of snowy flowers atop leafy, branching, knee-high stems. Both the flowerheads and the individual blooms are larger than those of most other seed-grown Pentas. Plants flower prolifically in warm to hot conditions, and nearly perpetually...

Image of Pentas lanceolata photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Egyptian Starcluster, Pentas, Starflower)

Talk about a butterfly magnet! Egyptian starcluster is a tropical, shrubby, evergreen perennial that is often grown as an annual in temperate climates. This everblooming North African native has dark green, lance-shaped leaves and bears many clusters of small tubular, star-shaped flowers that may be red, pink, white or lavender, depending on the cultivar. There are lots of selections to choose from, including the compact, floriferous members of the New Look series. Deadhead plants regularly to encourage...