Pennisetum Karley Rose

Fountain Grass, Millet
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Quickly Establishes
Uniformly upright dark green clumps of narrow foliage produce large full rose purple spikes that nod in the breeze making Pennisetum Karley Rose a graceful focal point in your garden. Plant where the sunset or sunrise will catch the seedheads for a dazzling display. Blooms from May to frost. Pennisetum Karley Rose is quite drought tolerant and establishes quickly. This beauty was discovered by breeder, David Skwiot, and named after his daughter a stunning tribute.

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Patent PP12,909

Plant Type Perennials, Grasses

Species orientale

Height Short 1-2' (3' in flower)

Spacing Plant 24" apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Mid-Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 5-9

Soil Type Normal, Sandy

Water Needs Low

Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Deer Resistant
  • Winter Interest

Planting Sites

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • OK in Containers

Pennisetum General Information

Pennisetum are prized for their arching multitude of bottle-brush seed plumes over tidy cascading foliage. Showy and easy to grow; they are lovely alone, in groups and in containers. The slightest breeze produces movement. Great for drying. Good for hot dry spots. Not prone to reseeding. Ornamental Grasses are restricted from Idaho and Oregon. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Pennisetum Plant Care

They prefer good drainage with full sun or light shade and will even grow in rocky or sandy soil as long as it remains fairly moist. Can be divided in spring when needed. Cut back in early spring leaving 3-5" of previous year's growth.