Oriental fountain grass
This plant grows well in the following regions:
- CVCentral Valley
- NCNorth and Central Coast
- SCSouth Coast
Oriental fountain grass is a mound-forming, densely tufted, and deciduous perennial plant. Similar to green fountain grass, it has upright or arching, narrowly linear green or gray-green leaves, and showy, pinkish plumes that last from late spring to fall.
It is deer resistant and does best in well-drained soils. Cut it back in the winter for best results in the spring. Seldom self-sows and spreads slowly through rhizomes. Use as a standalone specimen or in mass plantings. Great for edging a path.
'Karley Rose' cultivar has deeper green foliage, darker, rose-purple flowers spikes, and has a longer bloom period, extending into September. Hardy to USDA zone 5a. Parent species is hardy to USDA zone 6.
- Full sun
- Medium water
- Low water
- Sunset Western Garden Book 2012 edition pg. 490
- San Marcos Growers
- Missouri Botanical Garden – Karley Rose Oriental Fountain Grass
- Monrovia – Karley Rose Oriental Fountain Grass