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Sunstar® Red Egyptian Star Flower

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  • Height 18-22 Inches
  • Width 16-24 Inches
  • Use as a filler when using in containers
  • Attract bees, butterflies & hummingbirds!

Part of the fun in adding annuals to the garden bed or containers each year is filling in with bursts of color, and Pentas Sunstar Red is a cherry-red flowering award winner. A hybrid of Pentas lanceolata, Pentas Sunstar Red also is called the Egyptian Star Flower. Giant clusters of star-shaped flowers fill in all summer over dark green leaves.

This Pentas can add a touch of fanciness to fill containers, create borders or create a mass planting of deep red flowers. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, so the More Sunstar Reds, the better. The plant grows to about 18 to 22 inches high and up to 24 inches wide in an upright habit. It loves heat, resists common diseases and reblooms with no deadheading or other effort from gardeners. And you can cut the flowers to bring inside and enjoy in short flower arrangements.

Sunstar® Red Egyptian Star Flower Care

Choose a sunny or mostly sunny spot for Pentas Sunstar Red and in fertile, slightly acidic soil. Water the pentas after planting and give it average water during the growing season. Container-grown plants might need more frequent watering than those in the ground, so water when the potting mix feels dry. Fertilize Sunstar Red with a controlled-release fertilizer after planting, and once during summer to help boost its health through fall.

Pentas Sunstar Red needs little to no attention other than watering. It can take hot summer days, resist diseases common to other plants, and needs no pruning. There is no need to deadhead, or remove spent blooms. The plant is an annual in nearly all growing zones, but if in a container, you can bring it inside to enjoy the final blooms or cut the stalks and place them in a short vase.

Sunstar® Red Egyptian Star Flower Spacing

This versatile annual needs a little room to fill out, so space plants 10 to 14 inches apart, depending on the effect you want. Place them closer to 10 inches in containers or mass plantings to fill in fully or 14 inches apart for a border.

Sunstar® Red Egyptian Star Flower Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 11
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description: Cherry Red
Bloom Period: Planting To Frost
Foliage Color(s) Green
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Medium
Height: 18-22 Inches
Spread: 16-24 Inches
Spacing: 10-14 Inches
Habit: Upright
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role: Filler
Use Types: Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting
Features: Cut Flower, Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Pentas lanceolata 'Sunstar Red' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
Common Name: Sunstar® Red Egyptian Star Flower
Other Name(s): Egyptian Starcluster
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.