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Anemanthele lessoniana

To swap with Nick

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I have a few small seedlings of this grass available - it clumps up to form a sturdy plant approx 60x60cm providing year-round structure and interest

Plant Size
30cm × 5cm × 5

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Plant Finder: about Anemanthele lessoniana

Common names

New Zealand wind grass, Pheasant's tail grass


Anemanthele lessoniana (New Zealand wind grass). The only species in the Anemanthele genus. Naturally rare in the wild, but widely cultivated for gardens. Arching foliage to one metre with orange, copper and gold highlight particularly in drier soils. (Syn. Stipa arundinacea.)


Tease out dead foliage in Spring by gently running fingers through the grass, as if through hair

Interest and use


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Anemanthele lessoniana | Godalming, Surrey, GU7 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • WaterDry

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    I'd be interested in swapping hardy perennials, shrubs, grasses and ground cover for some of our more awkward sloping spaces. Happy to come and dig-out larger donations if you have unwanted shrubs. At the moment we have many fairly young specimens and lots of empty space, so am mainly relying on donations and vigorous growth to fill the gaps...

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