Pen­tas lance­o­lata

NZ Gardener - - In Season -

Egyp­tian star clus­ter, an old-fash­ioned up­right shrub, is hard to ac­quire these days. Eg­mont Seeds does a colour mix called ‘Graf­fiti‘ in pur­ples and whites, and though com­pact and at­trac­tive, these seed-grown plants can be less long-lived than the orig­i­nal tall, red species.

Pen­tas are not hardy shrubs, and need milder climes and a well-drained soil with plenty of sun where they will flower all year.

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