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star flower - penta

Posted by johndp8888 Oahu, Hawaii (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 10, 07 at 11:56

Is anyone growing the Egyptian Star Flower in Hawaii or do you know where in Hawaii they can be purchased or traded? They are grown in Fiji.

1. Penta lanceolata syn. P. carnea
Common names: Egyptian star cluster, star clusters

Size at maturity: 2-3 feet high x 3-4 feet wide

Description: multi-stemmed woody-based perennial (usually treated as an annual in cold winter areas)

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RE: star flower - penta

One of the vendors will probably be selling some at the plant sale this weekend at Thomas Square (corner of King St. and Ward Ave.). Otherwise, you might check Wally's Garden Center in McCully, Star Garden (various locations), or Koolau Farmers (various locations).

RE: star flower - penta

I grow penta, of all various colors... they are hardy, and the snails and slugs do not like them. I buy them at Wal-marts but now I have thousands of seeds popping up. I like the dark red the best. Penta have grown up to five feet, I keep them cut for a year around growth. Note that they like full sun to full shade, I have them growing wild under the house. In the shade they grow to about six inches. I live in the windward side of Oahu.

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