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Pennisetum Orientale Karley Rose

  • David G. Skwiot

This versatile ornamental grass is quick to establish, has spectacular, long-lasting pink plumes and deep green foliage, which grows in an upright shape. Use as a specimen plant, in groups, or en masse.  Great as a border or in containers and small gardens.  Flowers good in arrangements, both fresh and dried.

It is hardier than most Oriental Fountain Grasses, and it is drought tolerant once established.  Grows back quickly from cutting back. Performs best in full sun, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils.  Tolerates part shade, but flowering will not be as colorful. Deer resistant.

  • Common Name Oriental Fountain Grass
  • Variety Karley Rose
  • Zone Zone 6
  • Mature Size 3'H x 3'W
  • Bloom Time Summer
  • Plant Type Grasses
  • Flower Color Purple-Beige