Anemanthele lessoniana

Anemanthele lessoniana
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Common Name: Pheasant's Tail Grass

Plant Family: Poaceae

Planting Style:  sensory
Season of Interest:  All year round
Position/ Situation:  Sunny Border
Sun or Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Flower Colour:  Brown
Scented flowers or leaves:  No Scent
Leaf Colour:  Bronze
Height:  medium (up to 6 feet)
Evergreen:  Yes
Soil Type:  Heavy/Clay
Soil PH:  No preference
Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Not Known To Be Resistant
Resistance to Honey Fungus:  Resistant to Honey Fungus


Formerly Stipa arundinacea. Clumps of fine arching leaves are streaked orange-brown, accompanied in summer by feathery flower heads which resemble a Pheasant's tail. It turns to orange brown for the winter. Will self-seed, but with good manners. Likes moist, well drained soil in sun to part shade. Cool season. Evergreen.


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