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Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'

Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'
fountain grass

Common name fountain grass
Family poaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-7)
Flowers dusty rose (summer)
Size 3'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes heat-tolerant
From seed In my experience, it sets no viable seed
Seed ripensearly October

The main attraction of this grass is the fuzzy-pinkness of its flowers in early summer. A few years into its tenure in our garden, this is shaping up to be a worthy addition to our repertoire of ornamental grasses. Its blooms start in mid-June, and reach their full effectiveness about a month later.

Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'
Late November - an almost-white, ghostly appearance

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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