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Graffiti Bright Red Pentas

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

 

 

PLANTING

Pentas lanceolata

Annual

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.

 

 

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    LB
    04/04/2022
    Liz B.
    United States
    I recommend this product

    2022 Graffiti Bright Red Pentas

    Ordering and receiving order went well. I have had only 3 of the 10 seeds germinate. I did each and every single seed the exact same way. This has been a very disappointing year for this item. The Lobelia did not do much better.