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.
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This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.
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Pentas, Butterfly Sparkles Mix is rated
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Rated 4 out of
Butterflies do love them!I ordered these seeds as an annual to add some color to my patio. They were a bit slow to come up, but they did well with a bit of proper germination care. This is why I gave them a 4 rather than a 5.
The flowers are beautiful little stars and the butterflies absolutely flocked to them. They are also excellent to plant around the garden edges to attract bees and other pollinators.
Date published: 2009-01-06
Rated 1 out of
Just would not growI purchase these and the other penta seeds and could not get anthing but a couple of sprouts that grew about 1/4 inch and refused t budge on that height. I pretty much grow all my annuals from start and I have to say that I will not bother with these again.