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Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'

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More About Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose' (PP12909)

  • Forms a dense mounding clump of gray-green foliage
  • Soft, dark pinkish-white bottlebrush-like flower spikes
  • Upright and arching, flower spikes rise above the foliage on slender stalks
  • Foliage turns a rich orange-bronze in the fall
  • Bloom Time: June to October
  • Flower Height: 100 cm
  • Foliage Height: 90 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.

Zone:

5

Height:

90-100 cm

Spread:

90-120 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Oriental Fountain Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a moist, well-drained or sandy soil, in full sun to light shade. If planted in too much shade this grass will not flourish and may not flower. Grass should be planted with the crown slightly above or at soil level. Foliage should be cut back to almost ground level in early spring to allow for new growth. Pennisetum orientale very rarely self-seeds.


Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose' (PP12909) Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall
Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Gray
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'

Eragrostis spectabilis

Eragrostis spectabilis

Purple Love Grass

Pennisetum caudatum

Pennisetum caudatum

White Flowering Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Foxtrot'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Foxtrot'

Foxtrot Fountain Grass