Anemanthele lessoniana

Anemanthele lessoniana

New Zealand wind grass

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Anemanthele lessoniana
  • Common name: New Zealand wind grass
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 1m

Spread: 1.5m

Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive seed-heads, Autumn colour, Dramatic foliage

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Anemanthele lessoniana is a fantastic ornamental grass that provides year-round colour, movement and structure in a variety of garden situations. It forms a large clump of slender, evergreen foliage, which emerges green, but becomes streaked with yellow, orange and red with age, resulting in a fiery, eye-catching display in winter. Airy flowerheads appear in late summer. 

Grow Anemanthele lessoniana in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Comb out dead and winter damaged leaves in early spring, divide congested clumps in spring to early summer.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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