Falling Star™ Pentas

Pentas lanceolata Falling Star™ Series

Large clusters of small, vibrant, star-shaped, sun-loving flowers will provide vibrant season-long color. Falling Star™ Pentas have a wonderful trailing habit that is excellent for hanging baskets. A superb annual that will thrive in the summer heat.
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9-11: Perennial
Grow as Annual in all zones

Good to Grow...for one season:


Full sun

Water regularly; prefers semi-moist soil.


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Botanical PronunciationPEN-tas lan-see-oh-LAY-tuh
Average Size at Maturity8-10" H x 24-26" W
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorMulticolored
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Tropical
Growth HabitTrailing
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden, Hanging Basket
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly, Heat Loving
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly; prefers semi-moist soil.

Easily grown in slightly acidic, nutrient rich, well-drained soil. Performs best in tropical-like environment with full sun and regular water. Do not overwater. Feed monthly. No need to remove spent blooms.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Grow As Annual in All Zones