These grasses are beautiful. Do you have to cut them down in the spring like some other grasses?
Karley Rose Oriental Fountain Grass Pennisetum orientale
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Uniform, upright clumps of gracefully arching, deep green foliage erupt into soft rose-purple plumes from early summer until frost. Enjoy its subtle straw color in the winter.Drought TolerantResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:36 - 40 InchesSpacing:24 - 36 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Colors:RedFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Deep greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointMaintenance Notes:
This grass will be a focal point wherever it's planted, but is especially beautiful when the plumes are backlit by the early morning or late afternoon sun. It is also quick to establish in the landscape and is quite drought tolerant.Karley Rose Pennisetum orientale USPP 12,909
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Kerry M Komadina, Canada, 31 weeks ago
Such a pretty fountain of grass with brown/beige and purple tinged plumes. Tripled in size quickly while keeping its great shape.Laura, New Jersey, United States, 2 years ago