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Fountain Grass Karley Rose

Karley Rose is the most famous Fountain Grass for its highly-decorative, rose purple plumes. This Fountain Grass will create additional interest in the garden by evolving in seasons while the rest of your garden may be resting. PP#12909 (Pennisetum orientale)

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Plant - 3.5" pot

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Details:

Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 24-36" tall, 18-24" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Foliage plant all season. Deep pink plumes form in mid summer.
Shipping: Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 4ORN
Common Name Oriental Fountain Grass
Botanical Name Pennisetum orientale
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Estimated Mature Height 24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season. Deep pink plumes form in mid summer.
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Containers, Dried Flowers, Borders, Winter Interest
Ships to Canada No
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Description

Karley Rose is probably the most famous of the Fountain Grasses, due to the lovely rose-colored plumes, which rise up to three feet in midsummer, and then persist into the fall. This beauty is useful in full sun or partial shade. Karley Rose adds dramatic effect in perennial gardens, general landscaping, or wildflower meadows. A great ornamental grass!

The perennial fountain grasses are a prized group for landscaping accents, and they live up their name. They are mound-forming creating a fountain-like focal point wherever they grow, with a spectacular bloom in midsummer.

Ornamental Grasses provide texture, uniqueness, and beauty that will set off your favorite blooming flowers. Not only a dynamic element to your garden, Ornamental Grasses are extremely easy to grow, maintain, and will provide additional interest by evolving in seasons while the rest of your garden may be resting.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

  • Yarrow Summer Berries

    Yarrow Summer Berries

Reviews

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4.3

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Pros

  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Hardy (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden (3)
    • Patio (3)
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    5.0

    really stunning and easy to grow

    By vici

    from Reno, NV

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    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Fountain Grass Karley Rose - Plant:

        I hesitated to buy this beautiful ornamental grass because it was described as "adaptable" to clay soil; but it is as though the plant THRIVES in it! After planting in April it grew slowly, and I wasn't expecting much growth or bloom for the first year. But in 4 month's time it has grown into an attention getting beauty!

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Heavy grass

        By Connie

        from Nazareth, PA

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Hardy

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors
        • Patio

        Comments about American Meadows Fountain Grass Karley Rose - Plant:

        This grass is extremely fast spreading. It is so thick and heavy that it falls over when it rains and doesn't stand back up again making it necessary to tie it up. It is very pretty but not easy to deal with.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful Plant

        By [@]

        from Southern Oregon

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors
          • Patio
          • Pool Area

          Comments about American Meadows Fountain Grass Karley Rose - Plant:

          The Karley Rose is a lovely plant. My daughter-in-law has 4 planted in their yard near San Francisco and I was very impressed with them. I live in Southern Oregon and found out they can grow in Oregon also so I have ordered 2 from American Meadows.
          Each Karley Rose has lovely deep burgandy plumes that sit on top of the grasslike plant. They bloom all summer long and even into spring. They are delightful to watch as they sway with the breeze and add attractive color to a yard. They do self seed so if you don't want them to spread, make sure to pull out the new "volunteers" when they arrive.
          I am also impressed with American Meadows and the professionl way they treat their customers. Thank you American Meadows for having great plants!

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great and grows FAST!

          By CB

          from Mt. Prospect, IL

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Patio
            • Pool Area

            Comments about American Meadows Fountain Grass Karley Rose - Plant:

            Karley Rose Fountain Grass has been a great addition to my yard. It spreads quickly, so be careful where you plant it. It's tall, and stays true until after the first frost. You might want to plant it someplace where it won't tumble over after a rain, blocking some of your sidewalk. That is the only downfall that I can find with it. The color is really pretty too. For this area it's nice that you don't have to plant it every year. Thanks American Meadows!

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            Shipping

            Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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            Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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              Garden Gloves

            • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

              All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

            • Yarrow Summer Berries

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