Karley Rose Fountain Grass
Purple Plumes All Summer
Karley Rose Grass, Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose' (PP#12,909), displays clouds of smoky rose-purple flowers which burst into color in June. New plumes are continuously displayed all summer long and gently sway in the slightest breeze.
'Karley Rose' is a vigorous grower that looks spectacular when planted in masses, nearly any setting, especially in large combination planters!
Planting in between perennials and shrubs is an excellent way to add a new dimension to the landscape.
The value of this long-lived and low-maintenance fountain grass comes from the varied colors and textures of the foliage as well as the striking flower spikes.
From earliest spring into the dead of winter, this grass offers an arresting display that complements flowering plants nearby while making an elegant statement on its own.
'Karley Rose' is a good choice for busy gardeners because it requires little or no pruning, is resistant to most insects, and tolerates drought well. This plant thrives in well-drained soil.
This plant is striking in about any landscape!
* Smoky Purple Flowers All Summer
* Variable Foliage Adds Texture
* Grows in Drier Soil
|Botanical Name||Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'|
|Mature Height||3 to 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 to 3 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|