Anemanthele lessoniana


Loose, gently arching clumps of foliage that can tint orange, yellow and red during the season. Masses of hazy pink flowerheads in more open and sunny positions. Excellent for dry conditions in sun or shade. Dislikes wet soils and very windy conditions. Average lifespan of between 3 – 5 years but can re seed. Height 60cm – 90cm.

Also known as Stipa arundinacea.

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1 – 3 Plants Per Square Metre

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These ornamental grasses are Evergreen: Comb or rake off any old, tired or dead leaves and flowers in spring. If needed evergreens can be cut back (by up to half) at almost any time from April to July. Do not cut back in autumn or winter. This grass is comparatively short lived but older plants can be replaced by self sown seedlings.

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