ANEMANTHELE lessoniana (syn. STIPA arundinacea)

Medium
Sun
Green
Orange
Reasonable soil
Multiple
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height x Spread: 60cm x 60cm 

Pheasant's Tail Grass is just one of the very descriptive common names for this wonderful grass.  As the arching foliage matures in late summer, deep reddish-orange hues develop, enhanced by rusty red feathery flowers.

A sunny border with free draining soil, or even stony ground are the best conditions for successful growing.  Ideal for a coastal or informal garden, it also contrasts well with perennials such as Achillea and Verbena rigida.  To avoid self seeding, remove the flowers above the foliage in late autumn.