Panama Rose, Bush Pentas, Rondeletia leucophylla Live Rooted Started Plant 5"
PANAMA ROSE, BUSH PENTA
The name "Panama rose" is applied to both Rondeletia leucophylla and Rondeletia splendens, though neither plant looks like a rose (Rosa spp.). Rondeletia leucophylla, also commonly known as bush penta, is the larger of the two species, growing up to 15 feet tall with lance-shaped leaves reaching 4 inches long. Rondeletia splendens is a more sprawling shrub, with a maximum height of only about 3 feet. Both species are evergreen and produce dark-pink to rose-red tubular flowers with yellow eyes. Rondeletia leucophylla is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 11 and Rondeletia splendens in USDA zones 10 through 11. Growing either plant is fairly simple.