The Basics Rondeletia leucophylla, called Panama Rose, Bush Pentas, is originally from Mexico. It is a shrub (up to 5 ft in height) with bright-pink, star-shaped flowers in clusters. Blooms November through early summer with scattered blooms the rest of the year. The flowers attract butterflies with nectar when little else is in bloom. The flowers are sweetly fragrant, especially after sunset.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full to Part Shade Amount of Water: Water regularly Soil Conditions: Well drained sol Cold Hardiness Zone: 9B-10
The Care Add top soil or organic peat humus to the hole when you plant. Adding composted cow manure as well will help enrich the soil around the root ball. Trim as needed for size and shape. You can do a hard pruning in spring if it needs it. Fertilize in spring, summer and autumn with a top quality granular fertilizer.