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Pentas aka Egyptian Star Flower -Pentas lanceolata

Pentas aka Egyptian Star Flower -Pentas lanceolata

It has grown into a nice size plant.

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That's pretty and a lovely colour !

13 Oct, 2013


Really nice Alexandra is it scented ?

13 Oct, 2013


Thanks Terra.

14 Oct, 2013


Thanks Roy.....not sure if it's scented. It sits under my bottle brush tree that is full of those nasty hornets. I'm afraid to go near there untill all the flowers drop. (soon)

14 Oct, 2013



I really like this shrub! There's so many colors available like: pink, yellow, red, violet, purple and orange...there's a lot of two-toned color varieties, also.

How old is this shrub?

15 Oct, 2013


I only bought it this year. I like this shrub too.....I would love a few more colors. Maybe next summer.

16 Oct, 2013


So you have a while before it becomes a 7 ft (3m) tall bush. It can spread even wider (if not pruned back).

18 Oct, 2013


It's going to have to get pruned back often. I have it under my bottle brush tree. Let's see how well it deals with our winter.

21 Oct, 2013


I'm sure it'll grow well for you throughout winter. It's a pretty tough shrub. It won't tolerate a lot of freezing temps, though.

LOL! I just noticed I put that it grow to 3m tall, I meant to say: it grows to 2 - 2.3m tall and 3m wide.

21 Oct, 2013


Looks like it's going to be another mild winter. (I hope)

I did so much pruning today on large arms are killing me.

25 Oct, 2013


That's great! A mild winter is good for those tropical plants.

The Almanac says most of the U.S. will be very cold this year. I'm not sure how we will be affected...because last year we had one of the coolest winters in years. We rarely get more than one cooler than normal winter in a decade.

I know the feeling of arm and hand pain when I do lots of pruning. Everything is so overgrown in my front and back yards, I need to do some major pruning soon. :>)

26 Oct, 2013

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