Pentas lanceolata 'Bunnie du Pont'
Pentas lanceolata 'Bunnie du Pont'

Pentas lanceolata 'Bunnie du Pont'

SKU: S77271
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Common Name: Pentas
Hardiness Zone: Annual Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jun-Oct
Mature Height: 18-24" Spacing: 15-18"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
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An introduction from Pennsylvania’s historic Longwood Gardens, Pentas lanceolata 'Bunnie du Pont' produces clusters of tiny, five-petaled, soft pink blossoms that are guaranteed to attract pollinators. Well-suited for planting with Heliotrope and Persian Shield, it also pops on its own in a container. PPAF

For information on growing Pentas, click Growing Guide.




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butterfly magnet

This plant attracted the most butterflies of any annual in my yard. It worked well in my deck railing planter which allowed for up close butterfly viewing for the kids.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: pen-tass'

Native to tropical eastern Africa, Pentas flourishes in heat and low humidity, can be grown as a perennial where temperatures remain above 30 degrees F. Elsewhere it is a choice annual used to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.Pentas lanceolata produces 4in, dome-shaped flower heads packed with starry blossoms. The multi-stemmed, spreading plants flower all summer long, but deadheading will encourage rebloom.

Light/Watering: Flowers more abundantly in full sun but will tolerate some shade. Water when the top 1in of soil is dry to the touch.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Plant in average, well-drained soil with a pH that's just a bit acid (between 6.5 and 6.8). Feed every two weeks with an all-purpose or bloom-boosting fertilizer mixed according to the manufacturer's recommendation.

Pests/Diseases: If spider mites or aphids become a problem, apply a soap spray to both sides of the leaves.

Companions: Plant in borders, beds, and containers with other sun-loving annuals, such as Salvia, Lantana, and Petunia.

For information on planting and care of annuals, click Annuals.