Kia hora te mannoKia whakapapa paumamu te moanaKia tere te KarohirohiMay the calm be widespreadMay the sea glisten like the greenstoneAnd may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways
They are Pentas lanceolata. They are tropical plants grown as annuals in colder areas. They are also drought tolerant, butterfly magnets. There is even a Penta with variegated leaves.~~Dee
We used to sell Penta's during mid summer at the garden centre. They were a very drought tolerant plant, and loved the heat. When all else failed, or drooped, they perked up.Jen
I don't plant many annuals here in Texas -- my budget generally goes to perennials and trees. But I did plant a few pentas in the spring, and next year I'll probably plant even more to fill in the gaps in my garden. They really attract the butterflies.
I was going to say they look like pentas but Dee beat me to it. Butterflies love them.
I just love the looks of the pentas and knew butterflies like them so I tried growing some from seed. My plant ratio from seeds is very bad so I did not get one seed to grow. Think I will try again though or just try to buy some already started next spring.
Jennifer,Here in Durham, NC I've not had a good luck growing pentas. They need lots of water and the butterflies don't like them, unlike ones I have seen in FL. Meg planted a few this year, yuck they look like, $%^%#$
I knew you'd have your answer already. I enjoy growing pentas. Those are quite pretty!
Hi KeeWee. I see you already have your answer. I first saw pentas at Longwood Gardens (in Pennsylvania) and have tried and tried to grow them ever since. I don't know what I do wrong but they never get as tall as they should or as full. I still love them anyway ~ that pink color is my favorite.
A rose by any other name...I have never seen these flowers or even heard of them here but they look absolutely gorgeous!I would love to wander around your garden centre it looks a place to entice you in and keep you there.
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