Anemanthele lessoniana

New Zealand Wind Grass

Often known as New Zealand wind grass or pheasant's tail grass, Anemanthele lessoniana adds a touch of colour when planted alongside other grasses, with its red or orange leaves and small feathery flowers which are brown with a red tinge.

  • Best Features: Hardy and Fast-Growing, Very Low Maintenance
  • Ideal For: Garden features, patios, perennial borders, winter interest
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Position: Moist, well-drained soil in a full sun or partial shade position

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Anemanthele lessoniana Grass description

Here you'll find our range of Anemanthele lessoniana Grass which are great for punctuating perennial borders or creating patio features. Our grasses can be used in a variety of ways to decorate your garden, such as planting along pathways, enhancing entrances and archways or used to create a focal point in the garden. Our pheasant's tail grass has a bushy growing habit that can create a stunning winter display. If you’re looking for a size that is not listed - Please call us to enquire as we may be able to source the size you require.

How to use New Zealand wild Grass in your planting scheme

Anemanthele lessoniana Grass can add winter interest to your garden, with fiery reds, oranges and yellows appearing in the foliage during the colder months of the year, in a similar manner to our Dogwood hedging. Planted in large groups, this can be a fantastic garden feature.  

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You can use our Anemanthele lessoniana Grass to punctuate borders or planted alongside other grasses for colour variety, adding winter interest with its variable colouring.

Growth rate of Anemanthele lessoniana Grass

Anemanthele lessoniana Grass is a fast-growing species that will reach an ultimate height of 1m.

How to care for Anemanthele lessoniana Grass

We recommend trimming your Anemanthele lessoniana Grass lightly during early spring, only removing the dead foliage and any new shoots if not desired. You can find more pruning information in our Advice Section.

Planting density recommendations for Anemanthele lessoniana Grass

Planting density for Anemanthele lessoniana Grass is really down to personal preference. Your Anemanthele lessoniana Grass will look equally as brilliant planted close together or at intervals along the edge of your border.

Anemanthele lessoniana Grass is available year-round. We do have more sizes available so if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for please give us a call.

The vast majority of our grass plants are grown in the UK although every once in a while we may source them from specialised nurseries outside the UK, where we can be certain the quality cannot be rivalled. At best4hedging we always strive to bring you the freshest, highest quality plants whilst keeping our prices competitive, so you can buy grasses from us with complete confidence. 

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