Richard Bogren, Owings, Allen D.
May is the month to plant pentas. Butterfly pentas are great butterfly gardening plants.
The Butterfly series of pentas will give you that, and maybe even more. The series includes a variety of colors – Butterfly Deep Rose, Butterfly White, Butterfly Blush, Butterfly Deep Pink, Butterfly Light Lavender, Butterfly Lavender and Butterfly Red. These are Louisiana Super Plants.
This seed-propagated hybrid is distinctive for its compact growth habit and flowers larger than other pentas. It also has excellent garden performance. Superb heat and humidity tolerance makes this summer bedding plant a reliable choice.
Other excellent pentas are the Graffiti series and the New Look series.
Pentas do best when receiving sun but will be fine in a partial shady location during afternoon hours.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture