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Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'
Common Name: Fountain Grass Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'
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A new and improved variety of the ever-popular fountain grasses. 'Karley Rose' has great dusty rose flowers for most of the summer. The foliage is much darker green, taller and more erect. The spires of pink florets are wider, longer, fuller and bloom over an extended period of time compared with other cultivars. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North Africa
Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
Native Habitat:
Hard rock outcrops in shrublands, woodlands, steppe and deserts.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer - Fall 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Miscanthus sinensis "'Morning Light'"
Sedum "'Blade Runner'"

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