Karley Rose Dwarf Fountain Grass

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Karley Rose Dwarf Fountain Grass

Pennisetum orientale karley rose

 

 

a warm season fountain grass that is native to Asia. It is an ornamental grass that typically forms graceful, spreading foliage clumps to 2-3 feet tall and wide, of narrow, gray-green leaves. Showy, fluffy, pinkish-white flower spikes arch upward and outward from the foliage clump in late summer like water spraying from a fountain, hence the common name.  Flower spikes persist over a very long bloom period from early June to August before eventually disintegrating. Foliage changes to yellowish-tan in fall, and usually remain attractive throughout the winter. ‘Karley Rose’ is a cultivar thatis distinguished from the species by having (1) deeper green foliage, (2) darker, smoky rose-purple flower spikes that are larger and fuller, (3) longer bloom period extending into September and (4) better winter hardiness.

 

Height : 2-3 Feet              Width : 2-3 Feet

Exposure : Full sun to partial shade

Hardiness Zones : 5-8