Pheasant's tail grass
Anemanthele lessoniana (syn. stipa arundinacea)
Common Name: Pheasant's tail grass
Species: lessoniana (syn. stipa arundinacea)
Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage
|Hardiness: Half-Hardy||Height: 1.00 m (100 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 1.20 m (120 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Colour: Gold, Green||Flowering Period: June to September|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained
One of the best and most versatile evergreen grasses this will thrive in sun or shade and glows shades of copper gold and bronze in the autumn, hence its common name Pheasant’s Tail Grass. It has a soft arching habit so plant it among shrubs for textural contrast or in a mixed or herbaceous border.
- Garden care: In spring tease out dead foliage by gently running your fingers through it as if it were hair. It may self-seed but simply pull out seedlings when you see them.