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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

Mail Order Details

​We aim to dispatch our container grown stock within 5-7 working days & 7-10 working days’ for bareroot stock. However there may be a delay on certain plants due to regular changes in availability and plant quality. We only send plants of optimum quality therefore your delivery may be split and plants sent to follow later. Whilst we try and keep our website up to date inevitably during busy period’s plants may sell out.

We advise you contact the nursery regarding availability should you have any concerns. Or Click Here to find out more about our mail order plants.

Collections – For container grown stock we need 4 workings days’ notice before collection & 10 days’ for bareroot stock. Pre ordered collections can be picked up any day by appointment except Sunday. You can specify which date you will be collecting on in the 'order notes' box at the checkout, if no date is added we will email you direct to ask when you'd like to collect. If you need to change the date that's not a problem, just contact us either via phone or email. Due to the commitments of the nursery we are unable to offer an 'as and when' collection service.

ANEMANTHELE lessoniana photo

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