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

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May 20, 2015 2:28 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Some kind of Pentas; maybe needs to be pruned back?
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May 20, 2015 2:58 PM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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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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May 20, 2015 3:01 PM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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Drooling there nice!
I wish they were hardy.
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May 21, 2015 9:29 PM CST
Name: Reine
Cleveland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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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
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May 23, 2015 8:57 PM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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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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