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Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'PBR

oriental fountain grass 'Karley Rose'

'Karley Rose' is a clump-forming, perennial grass, to 60cm in height, with arching, linear leaves and hairy, narrow, silvery rose-pink panicles, 10-14cm in length, like soft bottle-brushes

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink Grey Silver Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Poaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Tufted
Genus

Pennisetum can be annual or perennial, evergreen or deciduous grasses, clump-forming or spreading in habit, with linear leaves and narrow flowering panicles with conspicuous bristles

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil. May need winter protection in colder areas

Propagation

Propagate by division in early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Remove dead foliage and old flowered stems in early spring before growth begins

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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