Additional information for Anemanthele lessoniana / oryzopsis rigida

Anemanthele lessoniana / oryzopsis rigida

Anemanthele lessoniana / oryzopsis rigida

Common name  goassamer grass, or New Zealand wind grass or pheasant's tail grass
Botanical name  Anemanthele lessoniana
Details  

Graceful grass tolerates moist or dry soils. A monotypic genus of grass indigenous to New Zealand. Thrives in both sun and shade. The grasses glossy green foliage turns to a coppery colour in the auntumn and sometimes stays through into winter depending on the dryness of the soil. Freely self-seeds and grows in 1 metre by 1 metre clumps with red airy flower stems appearing in spring. Further plants can be propagated by division in the middle of spring and the start of summer.

Diameter  1.00
Height (m)  1
Drought tolerance  
Perennial  
Shade / Sun  Sun - shade
Soil type  Most