When in flower, my pentas remind me of pretty pink pompoms with their rounded flowerheads made up of clusters of starry-shaped blooms.
Such a beautiful bloom!
At our place, they grow under the dappled shade offered by a large grevillia. This must offer them a favourable micro-climate because they thrive there in an otherwise hot, south-westerly facing part of the garden.
After they were first planted, they soon disappeared during a long drought but, with the return of more regular rain, new pentas plants sprang up and now they fill this space with their pretty blooms for much of the year.
A little whimsy added by a young boy some years ago.
Pentas are very easy care perennials. In my experience, they benefit from a deep watering if they begin to wilt during drier times; a light pruning when their flowerheads are finished; and a more vigorous pruning when they become straggly. Apart from that, and the odd haphazard application of some worm tea and lucerne mulch, they are a very low-maintenance plant in my cottagy garden.