Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Pentapetes phoenicea, Noon Flower

Common Name: Noon Flower

Family: Malvaceae

Genus: Pentapetes

Species: phoenicea

Life Cycle
Annual

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet
4 -6 feet

Blooms
Yes

Flower Color
White
Rust
Dark Pink
Red

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Attractive to Wildlife
Hummingbirds

Posted by poisondartfrog on Jan 19, 2012 5:06 AM CST:
Pink and white strains exist, but typical flower color is deep rust red with burnished foliage. Another historic selection grown at Monticello, this plant originates in Southern Asia and does best planted out once soils are warm.

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