BUSH PENTA – PANAMA ROSE

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COMMON NAME Panama Rose Bush Penta
BOTANICAL NAME Rondeletia leucophylla
HEIGHT 5′
WIDTH 5′
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 20 years
WARM-SEASON PERENNIAL
COLD TOLERANCE 33° F
SOIL TYPE Well-drained, slightly acidic to acidic
WATER REQUIREMENTS Water after planting in ground, and water every day for 2 weeks. Week 3 and week 4, water deeply twice a week. From week 5 forward water deeply at least once a week. Water potted plants every 2 days. Best results with regular irrigation. Supplement with water during droughts and the hot, dry months to keep your plant lush and thriving. Reduce watering in the Winter when growth slows.
DROUGHT TOLERANCE Medium
SALT TOLERANCE Low
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Full sun to part shade
FERTILIZING Once in the Spring, Summer, and the Fall, apply a balanced general purpose fertilizer, such as 5-5-5. Do not allow fertilizer to clump, be sure to disperse evenly. Clumped fertilizer can potentially burn roots, potentially harming or killing a plant. Avoid getting fertilizer on the leaves, flowers, stems, and trunk. Do not over-fertilize, as this will result in more foliage and less flowers.
FLOWER Penta-like, tubular pink flower clusters.
MONTH OF COLOR All warm months
FRUIT Small capsule with multiple seeds. Inedible.
ALLERGENS, TOXICITY AND ANIMALS Toxicity unknown.
COMMENTS Has the flowers of pentas, which possess a daytime scent that grows stronger in the evening. Loves the heat and sun, and is fast growing. Good for hanging baskets, containers, or accent plant. Attracts pollinators and hummingbirds! Cover with a frost cloth and secure firmly to protect during freezes in susceptible areas. Native to southern Mexico.
PRICE 3 gallon $13