Details

 

Anemanthele lessoniana is an elegant clump-forming grass with narrow arching leaves, becoming tinged with red or orange in summer and autumn, and airy arching sprays of red-brown flowers in late summer.

 

Hardiness

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

 

H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)

 

Aspect

South-facing, West-facing or East-facing

 

Exposure

Sheltered or Exposed

 

Moisture

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained soil

 

Soil

Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

 

pH

Acid, Alkaline or Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height

0.5 – 1 metres

Ultimate spread

1- 1.5 metres

Time to Ultimate size

About 2 – 5 Years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, medium to light well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerant of partial shade and heavier soils and temperatures down to around -10°C (14°F) for short periods

 

Propagation

Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame in spring. Propagate by division from mid-spring to early summer

 

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Flower borders and beds Garden Edging City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal Architectural Gravel Garden Prairie Planting

 

How to care

Pruning

Comb out dead and winter damaged leaves in early spring

Pests

Generally pest free

 

Diseases

Generally trouble-free

 

Stipa Arundinacea {Anemanthele Less

£7.80Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ