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Name: Reine
Porter, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Reine
May 20, 2015 12:49 PM CST
Please ID this plant.
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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
May 20, 2015 12:56 PM CST
Looks like some sort of Phlox.
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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
May 20, 2015 1:40 PM CST
Could that be Pentas lanceolata, Star Flower.

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFind...

http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/annual/pentas/
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 20, 2015 2:28 PM CST
Some kind of Pentas; maybe needs to be pruned back?
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Name: Danita
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Danita
May 20, 2015 2:58 PM CST
I agree, Pentas lanceolata.

They are often grown "as annuals" in much of the USA but they are actually perennials and will act that way in warmer winter zones. If you do prune it back to make a bushier plant, you can root the nice looking parts to have more plants. Smiling The butterflies usually love them and the hummingbirds will even use some of the more nectar rich varieties. Plus, they'll bloom all summer!

Based on the nice rounded flower cluster, it also looks like it could be one of the tall, old-fashioned varieties that are becoming rare in these days of short and stumpy plant breeding. Hold on to it! The butterflies usually like the old-fashioned Pentas the best and butterfly gardeners are often trying to find these, usually in vain.

Here is a similar-looking, medium height cultivar:

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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
May 20, 2015 3:01 PM CST
Drooling there nice!
I wish they were hardy.
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Name: Reine
Porter, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Reine
May 21, 2015 9:29 PM CST
Thank all of you so much. Thank You! They are really pretty. And interesting to know they may be an old-fashioned variety. I tip my hat to you.

They belong to my Pastor's wife. I'm going to ask for some cuttings. Smiling
Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
May 23, 2015 8:57 PM CST
Danita, are you able to overwinter yours in your zone? I'm wondering if I should try to do that here. I love them and just bought 2 red plants.

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