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Starcluster™ Trail White Star Flower

Pentas lanceolata 'Starcluster Trail White'

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Starcluster Trail White Star Flower (Pentas lanceolata 'Starcluster Trail White') at Roger's Gardens

Starcluster™ Trail White Star Flower flowers

Starcluster™ Trail White Star Flower flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Starcluster Trail White Star Flower (Pentas lanceolata 'Starcluster Trail White') at Roger's Gardens

Starcluster™ Trail White Star Flower in bloom

Starcluster™ Trail White Star Flower in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  6 inches

Flower Height:  8 inches

Spacing:  16 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8b

Other Names:  Egyptian Star Flower, Star Cluster, Starflower

Group/Class:  Starcluster Series

Brand:  Syngenta Flowers

Description:

Vibrant blooms are big, bold, and a magnet for pollinators; very heat tolerant, with a vigorous, trailing habit; ideal for stunning summer combinations

Ornamental Features

Starcluster™ Trail White Star Flower features showy corymbs of white star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall, which emerge from distinctive creamy white flower buds. Its large textured pointy leaves remain forest green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Starcluster™ Trail White Star Flower is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Starcluster™ Trail White Star Flower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Starcluster™ Trail White Star Flower will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 8 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Starcluster™ Trail White Star Flower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover  Container  Basket 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features