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Anemanthele lessoniana

New Zealand wind grass

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Leaf ColourGold, copper, orange
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

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.)

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen

Other common names

Pheasant's tail grass

Origin

New Zealand

Interest and use

Ornamental

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Needs

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

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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