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Pentas are absolutely perfect for the front edge of a flower garden or in containers. Colorful clusters of star-shaped blooms are set just above the shiny compact foliage, producing non-stop color throughout the season. Uniform, 12-15” plants are heat and drought tolerant.
10 seeds pelleted
Germination: 7-21 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and press into soil, seeds need light to germinate
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant apart after the last frost, 12” apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sowing outdoors is not recommended
Growth Habit: Upright, branching
Height and Width: 12-15" x 12-15"
Spacing: 12-15" apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Average to fertile, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 100-110 days
Uses: Flower beds, containers, window boxes, attracts pollinators
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Cut back stems as the blooms fade, this encourages more flower production. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 3-4 weeks or use a time-release fertilizer at planting time.