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Common Name

ANEMANTHELE lessoniana

syn. Stipa arundinacea.The Pheasant grass. Evergreen. Narrow arching leaves which colour in autumn. Long panicles of brown flowers in Jul-Aug. Ht. 75cm. Sp. 50cm. Sun or part shade. An easy plant for any garden, gives form and structure all year and wonderful flaming colours in the autumn. Lovely planted with red Salvias and Echinaceas.


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Plant Details: ANEMANTHELE lessoniana


Species: lessoniana

Common name: Pheasant Grass

Family: Poaceae

Origin: N. Zealand

Flower colour: Brown

Flower month: Jul, Aug, Sep

Flower scent: None

Foliage colour: Green, Red

Autumn leaf colour: Red

Winter leaf colour: Red

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Well drained soil

Aspect: Part Shade, Sun

Evergreen: Evergreen

Height: 75

Spread: 50

Flower type: Single

Flower style: Dainty Foliage Habit

Leaf colour: Green, Red

Seed month: Nov

Seed colour: Black, Brown

Container: None

Movement: YES

Naturalising: YES

Self seeding: YES

Winter grow conditions: Outside

Compost: Peat Based

Web rating: Woottens rating 8/10

Special uses: Ground Cover, Movement

Pot Size: 14cm, 9cm

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