Colors of Pentas

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Colors of Pentas

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Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:10 pm

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The dark pink one looks color-enhanced but it isn't.
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Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:03 pm

Is one color penta more attractive to pollinators than the others?
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Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:49 pm

Very nice! Love the deep pink color.
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Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:58 pm

Yes, that hot, neon pink is intense. I see that it is a light colour in the center. Not long ago I read that bees are attracted to white so that would make sense to have a little white to draw them in.

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Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:25 pm

MissS wrote: Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:03 pm Is one color penta more attractive to pollinators than the others?
Hmmmm.....I haven't noticed, but that's a good question.
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Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:53 pm

In my yard this past season, I had white, lavender and red penta's. I found it interesting that the lavendar had virtually no pollinator activity. Perhaps it is due to lower nectar levels or could it be the light color? Red attracted the most feeders. I just found it rather interesting. I do not remember the cultivar names, that may make a difference too. Just wondering if anyone else noticed the same thing with their plants.
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Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:15 am

Very pretty! Are those named selections or grow outs from seed? Nifty!
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Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:10 am

[quote=PhilaGardener post_id=5221 time=1578226555 user_id=105]
Very pretty! Are those named selections or grow outs from seed? Nifty!
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They were nursery purchases. I'm sure they were named varieties, but I didn't hold on to the tags. The medium pink color one will be 3 years old this summer. The other two colors have been blooming since early summer 2019. All of the plants have a little bit of cold damage from a cold snap we had in November. A very hard freeze will kill the plants, but those are rare.
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Fri May 01, 2020 8:52 am

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I call it Buterfly White.
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Sat May 02, 2020 7:40 pm

That is such a pristine white.
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