Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose' PP12,909

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Oriental Fountain Grass

Darker green foliage, much taller and upright than the species.
Large, rich,smoky, rosy-red bottle-brush plumes in the summer.
Dark seed heads are very ornamental on this variety of Pennisetum!

Height

30-36 Inches

Spread

36-40 Inches

Interesting Notes

Selection of P. orientale discovered by David Skwiot of Sunny Border Nurseries in 1995 and named after his daughter.

Bloom Time

June-August

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

This should be treated as a tender perennial in the Midwest,
depending on the unpredictable winter.

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Hollyhock (Alcea rosea), Fall Aster (Aster novi-belgii), Blue Wild Indigo, False Indigo (Baptisia variicolor), Blackberry Lily (Belamcanda chinensis), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii), Threadleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis rosea), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum), Cranesbill (Geranium cantabrigiense), Helen's Flower (Helenium ), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Oriental Lily (Lilium ), Bee Balm (Monarda didyma), Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), Culver's Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Crafts
Dried Flowers
Containers
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Winter
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Summer
Spring
Winter
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
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