Anemanthele lessoniana

Also known as:

  • Stipa lessoniana
  • Pheasant Grass
  • Stipa arundinacea
  • New Zealand Wind Grass
  • Pheasant's Tail Grass
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Plant Type

perennial, grass / grass like

Zones

8a-10b

Size

H:3'
W:3'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

adaptable, well-drained

Water Needs:

regular

Special Situation:

seaside / salt tolerant, verticillium wilt resistant

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

chocolate

Foliage Color:

bronze, gold, green, chocolate

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Flower Season:

summer, fall

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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A mail order and retail plant nursery featuring unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees and vines.

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Port Townsend, Washington

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31101 Middle Ridge Road Albion, California

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(707) 937-1130

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A mail order and retail plant nursery featuring unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees and vines.

Annie's Annuals & Perennials

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Richmond, California

888-266-4370

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

Xera Plants

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1114 SE Clay St. Portland, Oregon

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503-612-9950

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379 West El Campo Road Arroyo Grande, California

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Airy, feathery blonde seed heads in July from olive green narrow leaves. Handsome orange hues in late autumn and into winter. 3' tall x 2' wide clumping grass.

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Like a fountain, the green, bronze and golden narrow blades are upright and arching. Slightly dry soils will intensify the copper tones of this graceful, clumping evergreen Stipa. While grown mostly for its delightful form and color, the subtle inflorescences appear as a fine mist, tinged with small purple and golden seed capsules known as awns.

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Loved by garden designers & so popular on the West Coast, this is THE GRASS to know & grow in USDA Zones 8-10. Fast growing to form a dense 3’x3’ always-glowing focal point, you’ll admire its gorgeous, slender & arching olive, amber & gold foliage. Carefree & long lived, its great just about anywhere you plant it - foreground, background, anywhere you desire a low maintenance textural subject. A wonderful sight massed on a hillside, it can be grown in large containers too. Not fussy about soil & if you cut it back to about 8-12” in Winter it’ll stay picture perfect every year.

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Arroyo Grande, California

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A handsome evergreen grass that features clumping stems to 4' tall with short, slowly creeping rhizomes. The dark green leaves become streaked with orange-bronze or pale brown when stressed, and the purple tinged flower heads form in summer on feathery stems. Tolerant of full sun, but richer and more reliable with some shade, this species is best in rich soil that does not dry out. Provide regular garden water. Hardy to 10F. New Zealand.

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Portland, Oregon

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Pheasant Tail Grass is a stunning clump forming grass from New Zealand. Leaves turn black/green in spring and summer then take on tints of bright orange and red which holds through the fall and winter. Pendulous infloresences in summer. To 2' tall and forming a clump as wide. Full sun to light shade in regular soil. Slightly drier conditions intensifies the effect. Occasional water. Cut back hard after a cold winter.

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Cool evergreen Australian grass that turns a glowing orange in the winter, fading to a orangish-spring green in summer. Full to half sun with occasional water. This grass is all about texture and highlighting the garden with warm earthy tones. Think backlit by the sun or spilling out near a sidewalk edge. Cold hardy to 5 °F, mid USDA zone 7.

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Pheasant Tail Grass. Stunning evergreen grass from New Zealand with black/green leaves in spring and summer which become tinted in reds and oranges in fall and through the winter. A little dryness in late summer intensifies this coloring. Cut back hard after a cold winter.

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