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Overwintering Pentas

Do you have a plant in the yard that is just beautiful but will die when the frost and snow come? I have 2 Pentas plant, Google it, they are pretty! Hummingbirds love them.


Last fall, I dug them out, went to the Goodwill and bought 2 large containers, drilled drainage holes and put a big saucer underneath. I used a grow light all winter. They bloomed all winter!

In the spring, I just took the containers outside, the plants stayed in bloom all season, and grew! Now when fall comes, I just need to transport them back into the house. Now I have no broken heart over them dying, and saved $ from not replacing!

By freedombelle2001 from Bellevue, N.E


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September 3, 20090 found this helpful

I've never heard of pentas. I do try to attract hummingbirds so I will definitely google this. Thanks for the info.

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