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Pennisetum orientale Karley Rose

Fountain Grass, Millet

Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Short 1-2' (3' in flower) (Plant 24" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Not Applicable /
Patent: #12,909
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Uniformly upright dark green clumps of narrow foliage produce large full rose purple spikes that nod in the breeze, making 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.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Dried Flowers
  • Winter Interest
  • OK in Containers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Humidity Tolerant

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 Oregon.

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.

$14.95 ea.
(3+) $14.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: PEKA