Flower heads 3-4" across with florets delicately shaped into fine little stars. Blend pinks with cherry reds, and you've got a gem of a mix. Very weather tolerant and attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Grows best in full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained soil.
Start indoors in a warm, well-lighted area about 7-9 weeks before last spring frost. Sow pelletized seeds in seed-Starting formula, but do not cover. Keep moist.
How to Grow
Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days at 75°F soil temperature. If transferring to the garden, accustom seedlings to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Set plants 12" apart in a sunny or partially shaded area with moist, well-drained soil in spring after danger of frost.
Pentas are perfect for butterfly gardens, beds, borders, baskets and containers. These flowers also look lovely with other warm-weather annuals.