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best PH soil for Pentas

Zone 33412 | Anonymous added on June 25, 2019 | Answered

What ph is best for Pentas(perennial) growing in cinderblock planter troughs in south FL? They are under a porte cochere and get litte sun. Is there a better perennial flower for a shaded area?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 26, 2019

The optimal pH range is 5.5 to 6.5. These are best suited for sunny areas but will still grow in shade. This article will help with the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/pentas/growing-penta-plants.htm

This article will give you alternatives that will do well in your area: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-9-10-11/zone-9-shade-plants.htm

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