Karley Rose Fountain Grass

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SKU
6698

Karley Rose Fountain Grass (Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose') displays clouds of smoky rose-purple plumes which burst into color in June. New plumes are continuously displayed all summer long and gently sway in the slightest breeze.

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 pinkish-purple 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.

A cold-hardy replacement for Purple Fountain Grasses, Karley Rose tolerates USDA growing zones 5 to 9 as a perennial ornamental warm-season grass, but colder growing zones can enjoy this as a fast-growing annual accent too!

Planting and Application:

Karley Rose is a vigorous growing Ornamental Grass that looks spectacular when planted in masses! Shining in any sunny setting, this graceful flowing and arching perennial especially complements large combination planters! Planting in between perennials and shrubs is an excellent way to add a new dimension to the landscape!

Fantastic color throughout the sun garden as wonderful edging and fine-textured filler. Add pops of color to the Rock garden and in those hell strips along the roadside, add fringe along the driveway and pathways, and use a row or ring around a tree or sculpture as lovely facer plants! Plant Karley Rose on slopes and en masse as a colorful drift that helps slow erosion.

  • Smoky Purple Flowers All Summer
  • Variable Foliage Adds Texture & Color
  • Spiky Slender Green Foliage
  • Fast Growing & Winter Interest
  • Containers, Edging, Specimen Plantings & En Masse

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This plant thrives in full sun and very well-drained soil. Fountain Grass is a low moisture needs plant once established, Karley Rose is a good choice for busy gardeners because it requires little or no pruning, is resistant to most insects, and is drought-resistant as well! Clean the mounds in early spring. Warm-season grasses take their time to grow in the early spring but become vigorous once the temperatures are more to their liking.

  • Full Sun
  • Grows in Well-Drained Drier Soil
  • Average to Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Very Low-Maintenance & Easy Care
  • Warm-Season Grass

Hurry and reserve your own Karley Rose Fountain Grass for lovely fine-textured grassy elements and easy-care ornamental perennials! Get quality landscaping plants delivered to your doorstep from Nature Hills Nursery!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Karley Rose Fountain Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Purple
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring