Anemanthele lessoniana

pheasant's tail grass

New Zealand Wind Grass is an semi-evergreen fast growing grass that thrives in either full sunlight of partial shade.

Anemanthele lessoniana has arching olive green foliage which turns copper-red or orange-gold in colour through summer and autumn and remain this colour all winter, giving them year round interest.

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Expert Tip

The foliage of New Zealand Wind Grass, as per the name, is very reactive to wind in which the leaves attractively shiver.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Anemanthele lessoniana is both easy to care for and fast growing, taking only 2-3 years to reach its full size. It tolerates both sheltered and exposed areas.

When planting several plants, space them about 50 centimetres apart.

In spring run your hands through the plant to remove winter damaged and dead foliage.

(Images from gardens designed by Sara Jane Rothwell, Chris Moss and landscaped by Belderbos Landscapes)


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