Pentas – Sunstar® Lavender

Garden Height
18 - 22
10 - 14
16 - 24
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Code
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
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  • Continuous Re-Bloom
  • Dead-Heading Not Necessary
  • Disease Resistant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Long Blooming

Attracts: Hummingbirds

Maintenance Notes:

Pentas is best grown in good, moist soil, but it can tolerate poorer soils as well. They are quite heat tolerant. An application of controlled release fertilizer at planting should be sufficient, but an additional application in mid-summer will help the plants thrive into Fall.

Uses Notes:

Great in containers and landscapes. Can be used as a cut flower where it is best used in shorter vessels.

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Average

Bloom Time: Planting to Frost

Hardiness Zones: 11b

Flower Form: Mass Planting

Soil Fertility: Average Soil

pH: C - pH 6.0 - 6.5

EC (2:1 Extraction Method): 1

Fertilization: 150 - 250

Light Requirements: High

Water Requirements: Dry to Moderate

Rooting Out Temperature: 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature: 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature: 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information:

Spring through Summer Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]:

4-5" and Quart Pot: 8-10
6" and Gallon Pot: 10-12

Pinching and Growth Regulators:

No pinch necessary. Cycocel spray of 1,000 to 1,500 ppm can be used to control height. Responds very well to a negative DIF.

Pest and Disease Management:

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.

Grower Tips:

Avoid ammonium fertilizer, pentas are sensitive to ammonium toxicity.

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