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Anemanthele lessoniana

Anemanthele lessoniana


Evergreen perennial grass with dark green, leathery leaves. Starts to turn orange brown during the summer and into the winter.  Has purplish, green spikes of flowers early autumn.  Great grass that does well in both full sun and shadier conditions.  It's relaxed habit brings movement to the garden.

  • Botanical Name

    Anemanthele lessoniana

  • Common Name

    Stipa arundinacea, Pheasants Tail Grass

  • Cultivation

    Like to grow in fertile, moist well drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

  • Additional information

    Comb out any old leaves in the spring, ready for the new leaves coming through. Cut back only if necessary, but only during April - July months.  Will self seed.

  • Height and Spread

    1.0 x 1.2m

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