Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'
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.
||dusty rose (summer)
||In my experience, it sets no viable seed
|Seed ripens||early October|
|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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|debbie||Jun 18, 2009||I bought karly rose last year and they were tall. After the winter they did not look like they made it until a bit of the green grass started to grow. However, I thought it was crab grass until the pink fuzzy flowers came on. Still they are not tall but low to the ground and still don't look like what I purchased last fall. But I am patient and will let them grow to see if they make it.|
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common mis-spellings: orientalis
July 13, 2015