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Lucky Star Red Pentas

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$44.99
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 12 - 16 Inches
  • Mature Spread 12 - 14 Inches
  • Growing Zones 10 - 11

The Lucky Star Red Pentas or P. lanceolata Lucky Star 'Red' has bold red flowers and looks fantastic without requiring much attention. The vibrant flowers bloom in late spring and summer, and this beauty quickly reblooms, so the landscape has consistent color. Broad, dark green foliage comes to a point and provides dynamic contrast to the bright flowers.

Pentas plants have a mounded growth habit and work well in a mixed bed or border. Use this lush plant to create a dazzling mass planting, or include it in a mixed container where it works as a filler. The Lucky Star Red Pentas is low maintenance and heat tolerant, making this a good annual for inexperienced or hands-off gardeners or for challenging climates. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds favor the star-shaped flowers.

Lucky Star Red Pentas Care

Plant this pentas in a rich, moist, well-drained soil with an acidic pH. Full sun is ideal and allows the plant to rebloom throughout the summer. The Lucky Star Red Pentas can handle dry conditions but flowers best with consistent moisture. Apply a balanced fertilizer every few weeks during the growing season.

Pinch faded flowers to promote another flush of blooms. Pentas plants have a naturally lush and bushy form but benefit from a trim to maintain the look and encourage new growth.

Lucky Star Red Pentas Spacing

The Lucky Star Red Pentas stands 12 to 16 inches tall and 12 to 14 inches wide. Space plants 10 to 12 inches apart to create a full-looking planting.

Lucky Star Red Pentas Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 - 11
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 12 - 16 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 14 Inches
Spacing: 10 - 12 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description: Vibrant Red Shades
Bloom Period: Spring to Summer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Combinations, Containers
Features: Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
Brand:
Common Name: Lucky Star Red Pentas
Other Name(s): Egyptian Starcluster, Starflower
Scientific Name: Pentas lanceolata
SKU:
123PLA0097-npn

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations