Pennisetum alopeduroides Karley Rose
Karley Rose Fountain Grass
Details36-42" tall x 36" wide. Pennisetum alopeduroides ‘Karley Rose’ is an outstanding selection of fountain grass enjoyed for its showy, dark, rose-purple flower spikes that cover the plant from mid-summer into early fall. Improved vigor, size, darker flowers and cold hardiness distinguish this variety from other fountain grasses. Cut off the faded flower spikes in the fall as they are not persistent into winter. Enjoy the plant's yellowish fall foliage which remains attractive through the winter months.
|Common Name||Karley Rose Fountain Grass|
|Botanical Name||Pennisetum alopeduroides Karley Rose|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Pink, Purple, Wheat|
|Mature Height||36-42" tall|
|Mature Spread||36" wide|
|Bloom Time||Mid summer through earlly fall|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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