Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose' Fountain Grass



Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose' has deep green, arching foliage with arching plumes of rose-pink flowers from early to late summer. 'Karley Rose' is a clump former that is more vigorous than the straight species. Its foliage turns warm beige in fall and persists into winter. This a warm season grass that emerges in the spring.

'Karley Rose' prefers full sun to light shade and moderately fertile, well-drained soil. It is tolerant of clay. Plants benefit from being cut back to 3" or 4" in late winter before the new growth emerges.


  • Common Names: Fountain Grass
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 40
  • Width at Maturity: 36
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: Early to late summer
  • Patent #: 12909

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Clay Soil. Coastal Conditions.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower.

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Shipping Info


All orders placed now will be held until late August/early September when our fall shipping season begins. We stop shipping plants every summer due to the high temperatures. We appreciate your patience!

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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