Grass, Karley Rose Fountain


Description: 'Karley Rose' is a clumping grass that emerges in green upright blades that arch toward the ground in a graceful cascade. Throughout summer, spectacular rose plumes reach toward the sky, and when backlit by morning or afternoon sun, the effect is remarkable.

Common Name: Karley Rose Fountain Grass

Scientific Name: Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'

Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass

Exposure: Full Sun

Size: 36-40" height, 24-36" spread

Foliage Color: Green Shades

Bloom Color: Rose Pink

Bloom Period: June - October

Landscape Use: Rock Gardens, Container as an accent, Border Plant, Mass Planting, along Pond Edges

Soil: Well-Drained

Zone: 5 - 9

Growth Rate: Fast

Companion Plants: Purple Sedum, Butterfly Bush, Coneflower, Geranium, Lilac, Knock out Roses, Hameln Dwarf Fountain Grass

Maintenance: Cut foliage to 2-3" in early Spring. Scatter organic fertilizer around the base of the plant in March. 

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