Pentas lanceolata ‘Ruby Red’

Pentas is a gorgeous, shrubby annual that brings a sight of tropics to your home! The striking color contrast between the evergreen foliage and bright clusters of flowers and the oval, serrated leaves make for a sight to see. Pentas are heat and sun seeking, so thrive best in a tropical environment but can also grow quite well as a houseplant. They are not prone to diseases or insects, and they are sure to bring loads of hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden.

Hardy to Zones: 9-11




  • Vibrant, striking colors
  • Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Slow-growing



Flower Color: Bright magenta, red
Foliage: Green
Type: Annual
Habit: Shrubby
Height: 4-6′
Width: 2-4′
Flower Timing: Spring to fall
Heat Tolerance: Full sun to part shade
Patented: Open
Uses: Containers, landscape, edging, houseplant

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