Anemanthele lessoniana

Anemanthele lessoniana

New zealand wind grass

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Anemanthele lessoniana
  • Common name: New zealand wind grass
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Foliage colour:

Green

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. 

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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.

How to grow Anemanthele lessoniana

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Anemanthele lessoniana and wildlife

Anemanthele lessoniana has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Anemanthele lessoniana poisonous?

Anemanthele lessoniana has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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