Pentas lanceolata

Star Cluster

star cluster

New Look Hybrids

Star Cluster was for many years part and parcel of most frost-free suburban gardens. Like so many other plants they then seemed to go out of fashion for a while but are making a significant comeback in the form of the ‘New Look Hybrids’. These new generation hybrids are squat, compact little plants growing some 50 to 60 cm in height.

They are covered for months on end in flat flower heads comprising many little star shaped flowers. The colour choices include white, red, purple and a lovely clear pink form. They are the perfect gap filler for hot, humid, subtropical gardens and are ideal for both sun and dappled shade. Again the importance of deadheading cannot be over emphasised as this enhances their garden performance enormously.