Scientific Name: Anemanthele lessoniana Form: Mounded
Common Name:New Zealand wind grass, wind grass, pheasant grass Texture:Fine
Family Name:PoaceaeHabit: Dense, Arching
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like), Semi-evergreen, Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: Australia / New Zealand Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Soft flexible, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Spikelet, (Spike-like), Yellow, Aug- Sep- Jul
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Yellow, Oct- Sep- Aug
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Perennial border, Waterside planting
Key ID Features:Semi-evergreen arching clump (tussock); leaves slender, tinged orange-bronze to dark red in summer (especially in dry soils); florets tiny, in reddish-brown feathery sprays.