(PENNISETUM) Karley Rose Fountain Grass

(PENNISETUM) Karley Rose Fountain Grass


‘Karley Rose’ is distinguished by having deeper green foliage, darker, smoky rose-purple flower spikes that are larger and fuller, longer bloom period extending into September and better winter hardiness. 


Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. Best in full sun. Tolerates part shade, but may not flower in too much shade. Prefers sandy loams and regular moisture with good drainage. Avoid heavy clay soils. Established plants tolerate some drought. Cut foliage to the ground in late winter before new shoots appear.


    #3 Container

    Zone: 5-8

    Height: 2'-3'

    Spread: 2'-3'

    Bloom Time: June to August

    Bloom Description: Rose-purple

    Sun: Full sun to part shade

    Water: Medium

    Leaf: Good Fall

    Other: Winter Interest


    Specimen, group or mass. Foliage and attractive flower spikes of this ornamental grass provide excellent texture, color and contrast to borders, foundations and open areas.


    Plants of Merit are plants selected for their outstanding quality and dependable performance for the lower Midwest. They grow consistently well. 


    Plants of Merit Selection Criteria

    •Easy to grow and maintain
    •Not known to be invasive in our area
    •Resistant or tolerant to diseases and insects
    •Has outstanding ornamental value
    •Reasonably available to purchase


    No serious insect or disease problems.


    Products can not be shipped.  For local delivery and installation only.



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