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Pennisetum orientale ‘Karley Rose’


Oriental Fountain Grass

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 8.300.190


A selection of the Oriental Fountain Grass, this has improved hardiness and richer colour. It forms an upright clump of arching dark-green leaves, with bottlebrush spikes of soft-pink flowers from midsummer into the autumn. Effective as a specimen or when mass planted, also excellent in containers. Flowers are excellent for cutting, fresh or dried. Plants usually remain attractive well into the winter, the leaves turning bright golden-yellow in the fall. Clumps may be easily divided in spring. Old foliage should be cut to the ground in March. Drought tolerant once established. Discovered by David Skwiot at Sunny Border Nursery in Connecticut, and named after his daughter. USPP#12909: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Pennisetum orientale ‘Karley Rose’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Massed
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Spread
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Pennisetum orientale ‘Karley Rose’


Oriental Fountain Grass

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 8.300.190


A selection of the Oriental Fountain Grass, this has improved hardiness and richer colour. It forms an upright clump of arching dark-green leaves, with bottlebrush spikes of soft-pink flowers from midsummer into the autumn. Effective as a specimen or when mass planted, also excellent in containers. Flowers are excellent for cutting, fresh or dried. Plants usually remain attractive well into the winter, the leaves turning bright golden-yellow in the fall. Clumps may be easily divided in spring. Old foliage should be cut to the ground in March. Drought tolerant once established. Discovered by David Skwiot at Sunny Border Nursery in Connecticut, and named after his daughter. USPP#12909: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Pennisetum orientale ‘Karley Rose’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Massed
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Spread
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium