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Joined: February 20th, 2014, 11:41 pm

April 17th, 2017, 3:21 pm #1

This has probably been discussed before. Where do you buy your plants online? I can't find Pentas lanceolata anywhere online. Thank you.
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April 17th, 2017, 4:14 pm #2

Burke,
If what you mean is "Pentas Lanceolata" you can get them from Pepper's Greenhouse, also known as Accents for Home and Garden. Brett
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Joined: February 20th, 2014, 11:41 pm

April 17th, 2017, 4:24 pm #3

This has probably been discussed before. Where do you buy your plants online? I can't find Pentas lanceolata anywhere online. Thank you.
Thanks, Brett. Dang auto-correct.
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Joined: May 22nd, 2008, 11:02 am

April 17th, 2017, 4:50 pm #4

This has probably been discussed before. Where do you buy your plants online? I can't find Pentas lanceolata anywhere online. Thank you.
Almost Eden also has them:https://almostedenplants.com/shopping/p ... ter/?bc=no

I think I ordered this variety from them last year and they grew to 5 feet high by end of summer (sadly NOT winter hardy here!)
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Wilmington, Delaware (USDA Zone 7a)
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April 17th, 2017, 6:41 pm #5

This has probably been discussed before. Where do you buy your plants online? I can't find Pentas lanceolata anywhere online. Thank you.
Ron,

Those pentas are gorgeous!!! Just curious how tall the plants were when you received them. I picked up 3 pink and 3 red pentas lanceolatas a few weeks ago at of all places...Home Depot in Port Charlotte, Fl. They were just 18" when I bought them so I'm hoping that they were labeled correctly. I'm in 10a so they should be hardy here.

Thanks!
Rhonda
Never stop enjoying life,
Rhonda

Rhonda Furlong
Englewood, Florida
Zone 10a
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Joined: June 28th, 2014, 12:17 pm

April 17th, 2017, 9:32 pm #6

This has probably been discussed before. Where do you buy your plants online? I can't find Pentas lanceolata anywhere online. Thank you.
Wow Ron, those look amazing!

Burke, Tom could probably send you some cuttings, he'll have them ready soon as I just received an email from him.

Rhonda, you weren't able to take any pentas with you? I hope you're right about the stuff from HD, I've never seen them from them up here in St. Pete.
Tom M
St. Pete, FL
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April 18th, 2017, 2:41 am #7

This has probably been discussed before. Where do you buy your plants online? I can't find Pentas lanceolata anywhere online. Thank you.
No Tom. I wasn't able to dig up much and the pentas were in the front of the house border, so the bare spots would have been obvious. I did manage to bring one that Tom in Clermont had started from a cutting that I hadn't planted yet. I really hope the HD ones are lanceolatas, I've never seen them marked as such in any other HD I've been in. I still have several area nurseries to check as well

Rhonda
Never stop enjoying life,
Rhonda

Rhonda Furlong
Englewood, Florida
Zone 10a
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April 18th, 2017, 4:21 am #8

This has probably been discussed before. Where do you buy your plants online? I can't find Pentas lanceolata anywhere online. Thank you.
Rhonda,

I think the Pentas were like 12 inches long when I got them in the mail last year.
Wilmington, Delaware (USDA Zone 7a)
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April 18th, 2017, 12:00 pm #9

This has probably been discussed before. Where do you buy your plants online? I can't find Pentas lanceolata anywhere online. Thank you.
I found Pentas actually marked "lanceolata" yesterday at a local nursery. We'll see just how big they get in the near future. They had red and white.
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April 18th, 2017, 12:44 pm #10

This has probably been discussed before. Where do you buy your plants online? I can't find Pentas lanceolata anywhere online. Thank you.
Burke, as noted above there are a number of places where you can buy the large red Penta Lanceolata online. However, if you want to get others, including large hot pink and soft pink ones the only place I found online is Kartuz Greenhouses in California.

Three that I really like are Nova, Orchid Star, and Southern Star. They all grow large and are terrific for butterflies and good for hummingbirds.

For me the Orchid Star and the Southern Star have been easy to take cuttings from. Nova has been more difficult; it tends to throw out less branches, but the flowers are huge and the plant is very hardy and tall.

Generally, pentas are easy to take cuttings from, so you only need one or two to start with.
Central Florida 9B
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