Panama Rose, Bush Pentas, Rondeletia leucophylla Live Rooted Started Plant 5"

Panama Rose, Bush Pentas, Rondeletia leucophylla Live Rooted Started Plant 5"

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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.
 
Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Green & Brown

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)