Karley Rose Oriental Fountain Grass

Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose' PP #12,909

SKU
04480
Graceful, upright, smoky rose-purple flower spikes that nearly glow when back lit by the sun, with a longer bloom season and greater cold tolerance than other varieties. Forms a tufted mound of deep green, arching foliage. A great landscape or container accent. Stunning in mass plantings.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationpen-i-SEE-tum or-i-en-TAY-lee
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer to Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Waterwise, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Potentilla (Potentilla); Aster (Aster); Coneflower (Echinacea); Tickseed (Coreopsis)

Thrives in average, well-drained soils; avoid heavy, wet clay soils. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Cut foliage back just before new shoots appear in late winter to early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-10

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