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Anemanthele Genus

New Zealand wind grass

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • WaterDry

Description

Anemanthele genus (New Zealand wind grass). Monotypic genus of grass from New Zealand with one species Anemanthele lessonia. 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

Characteristics

Perennials, Semi-evergreens or Evergreens

Other common names

Pheasant's tail grass

Origin

New Zealand

Interest and use

Ornamental

Cultivation

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

Propagation

From seed

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