Pentas - Knowledgebase Question

Clermont, Fl
Question by mkmalys
November 3, 2009
I bought pentas in various colors past summer and they are in small pots clay now. I'm wondering how to over-winter them so they will be pretty again next year. Should I plant them in the ground in a sunny location or leave them be? Thank you. Mary

Answer from NGA
November 3, 2009


Pentas are natives of Africa and are perennials in Florida, providing you keep the roots warm. I'd either sink the pots into a garden bed or plant them directly in a bed, just to make sure their roots remain warm enough. If you leave the containers exposed, the roots might get too cold. So, sink the pots into the ground or plant your pentas directly in a garden bed and they will overwinter just fine. Enjoy!

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