Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame in spring or by division from mid-spring to early summer. Botanical Name – Anemanthele lessoniana syn. C.rubra would look fabulous spilling down your slope! It also does well in heavy clay soils, unlike many other ornamental grasses. I can’t get the link to work, search C. Rubra Coosheen should yield images. Plants with tall flowering stems and lots of foliage may lose a great deal of water in transit and cutting back helps reduce this … Beautiful images! S 60cm. Much earlier in the year, planted a metre apart on centre allows room for clumps of Iris sibirica ‘Tropic Nights’ to be squeezed in between them, both flower early in May so any tidying of the stipa has to be done sooner rather than later in the spring. Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) Patent Information: Unknown - Tell us. I have cut scruffy 3-5 year olds down to ground level, rarely do I enjoy the success you describe in your garden. I’ve also planted S. gigantea in different places with varying success. The garden is in w. Corke. I love the pink haze of the pheasant tail seed heads. It will be exciting to see how they vary. How interesting, Kate. A. lessoniana - A. lessoniana is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen to evergreen grass, with arching, mid-green leaves, flushed red or orange in autumn, and airy, arching panicles of reddish-brown flower spikelets in late summer. C Average soil; full sun. I was whooping in agreement when I read his authoritative cultivation notes : anemanthele should never be cut right back to ground level. ... For bulkier orders, we’ll be back in touch to confirm a freight price. Anemanthele lessoniana is not the only grass that presents a management puzzle. Instead of cutting them back hard, snip out the spent flower heads only and then … Anemanthele lessoniana (Pheasant's tail grass) A tuft forming clump of very fine leaves that are mid-green early in the year, but turn orange-bronze from autumn. Anemanthele lessoniana is also known as 'Pheasant's Tail Grass' with its long seed heads rising above the foliage in mid summer and sometimes refered to as Gossamer Grass. Cut back every 2 years for a fresh look. SI All year. In warmer areas the grass will be greener and will not die back. Hi Erik, thank you for your most interesting comments on this post. 6) Stipa arundinacea (syn Anemathele lessoniana) is an evergreen grass which doesn’t really need cutting back every year as the old leaves get hidden by new ones each season. Anemanthele lessoniana is a valuable evergreen perennial grass with narrow leathery dark green arching leaves. Species. I am scaling back ‘Tanika’ – composting about 80% of it. Trimming Anemanthele lessoniana Hi, Could you tell me if and when I should trim Anemanthele lessoniana (pheasant tail grass)? Details: Height: 150 cm: Width: 150 cm: Growth per Annum: Fast: Climate: Hardy: Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade: Soil: Well Drained: Native gossomer grass widely cultivated for use as an attractive ornamental garden plant. Other details: Unknown - Tell us. ANEMANTHELE lessoniana - Pheasant grass - Woottens Plant Nursery Herbaceous perennial plant specialists in Suffolk offering mail order plants. Just comb it through with a rake to dethatch and let it grow away. All of mine started to look less lush from mid Feb, just the bad weather I think. Height: 100cm (39"). They stay this colour right through the winter. Maybe it’s just a well kept secret? I did write a post on Himalyan Fairy Grass as it’s also known – the star plant is in my neighbour’s garden. Fingers crossed your youngsters will perk up soon with some TLC and as the nighttime temps improve. I love Japanese Blood Grass, just gorgeous and good for a pot. This is a semi evergreen grass, close to freezing it will die back in winter and will need to be cut back to the ground in winter. It’s for joy.”, Learning to love The Pink and Orange Patio, NGS open garden day : Sunday 21st June, 2-5.30pm, Calamagrostis : a great grass for all seasons, Miscanthus sinensis : “queen of the grasses”. Posted by kate@barnhouse in Ornamental grasses, Anemanthele lessoniana, Chionochloa 'Rubra', grooming evergreen grasses, stipa gigantea. At a third of the size of the ones bought as larger plants from Pan Global Plants a year later, this is slow progress. I am scaling back ‘Tanika’ – composting about 80% of it. Try planting in a position where light will come through from behind, a favourite trick with many ornamental grasses, or perhaps against a contrasting background. They stay this colour right through the winter. The foliage is around 2 - 3 ft high with the flower rising 1ft above them. The leaf colour varies from green to golden-yellow to reddish and the reddish fluf At that time, cut back bloodgrass to the ground or simply give it a haircut to remove winter damage. This evergreen, or shall I say ever-orange plant is absolutely stunning when it’s happy – but wind, heavy soils, and simple time can cause a buildup of beigey-brown leaves that make your plant look sorrowful and half dead. Anemanthele lessoniana is also known as 'Pheasant's Tail Grass' with its long seed heads rising above the foliage in mid summer and sometimes refered to as Gossamer Grass. This is a semi evergreen grass, close to freezing it will die back in winter and will need to be cut back to the ground in winter. Propagation … Wordless Wednesday : Stipa gigantea Going for Gold, Wordless Wednesday : Glowing in the Twilight, Nearly Wordless Wednesday : Ladies in Lavender, Wordless Wednesday : Nasturtiums and Summer Showers, NGS Day June 26th 2016 : Gates Open Today from 1-5.30pm, Wordless Wednesday : The Common Spotted Orchid, Wordless Wednesday : Siberian Iris ‘Silver Edge’. A graceful tussock-type grass with feathery flowerheads and arching copper-tinged foliage. Anemanthele lessoniana, This perennial grass forms rounded tufted clumps with upright to arching long flat-linear pointed leaves. Three of these plants are now in their twelfth year, remarkably they’re still looking good, I’d expect them to be getting a little bald and nobbly in the centre. To curtail wayward seedlings I deadhead anemanthele, preferably on a damp day before the seed sets. Stipa leaves are leathery, for me gloves are a must. The leaf colour varies from green to golden-yellow to reddish and the reddish fluf Even so, I’d hesitate to risk one of these tightly bunched mature specimens. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! ), and use your gas or electric hedging shears to cut … Admittedly, conditions are much more favourable down in the sheltered yard, the plants growing in gravel in an open sunny spot are much stronger as a result. Botanical Name – Anemanthele lessoniana syn. I reduced them by 30%. Arching, … See more growing tips in Japanese Bloodgrass: A Field Guide to Planting, Care & Design in our curated Garden Design 101 guides to … It may be cut back hard in spring. Unlike many grasses Chionochloa rubra doesn’t divide happily, let alone romp away. Here are three of the several evergreens I grow, each is groomed in different ways according to the instructiions on their care labels. Showa gloves are great for gently grooming grasses by hand, designed to be slightly tacky loose leaves stick to them. In colder months the leaves become bronzed and streaked turning orange-red in late summer and throughout the winter. This is very useful again, Kate. Genus Anemanthele are semi-evergreen grasses forming a clump of slender leaves of attractive, arching habit, with large, feathery sprays of tiny reddish-brown flowers Details A. lessoniana is an elegant clump-forming grass with narrow arching leaves, becoming tinged with red or orange in summer and autumn, and airy arching … Positive: On Jul 27, 2007, saya from Heerlen, Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote: Formerly named and still known as Stipa arundinacea. It is better if you don’t cut it back in spring, simply tease out dead foliage by gently running your fingers through it as if it were hair. Anemanthele lessoniana (Wind Grass) Previous Next. I’m so glad that it is doing well in the garden here, we now have two, but who knows, maybe I’ll have to add another! Good green arching … Don’t cut any lower, as this may kill it. Anemanthele lessoniana or 'New Zealand Wind Grass' with its dark olive green foliage that turns to orange and yellow in Autumn is a useful clumping ornamental grass found for sale online. Chionochloa looks very pretty and I’ve just noted it. Back to Plant List. It makes me want to be more adventurous with them. Wind Grass / Gossamer Grass . Flowers are good for cutting. These ornamental grasses are Evergreen: Comb or rake off any old, tired or dead leaves and flowers in spring. arundinacea, Autumn musings : Lofty cultivars of Miscanthus sinensis, Filming Barn House garden for BBC Gardeners’ World 2016. The Plantsman’s Nursery. Five years ago a 0.5 litre division struggled to establish, this is what it looks like today. Part of my winter reading was Lawrie Metcalf’s The Cultivation of New Zealand Native Grasses. So far, seed hasn’t germinated. In either extreme flowering seems to be restricted. Anemanthele lessoniana. Back to Plant List. Brian Skeys also grows grasses, among them beautiful Chionochloa rubra. A New Look for the National Garden Scheme! Above is the runt of the driveside plants, ticking over in a very inhospitable spot this one deserves a little extra TLC, hence time with a wide-toothed dog comb. Shame about the stipa, shade and heavy soil does seem to put them off. Anemanthele lessoniana, This perennial grass forms rounded tufted clumps with upright to arching long flat-linear pointed leaves. If needed evergreens can be cut back (by up to half) at almost any time from April to July. Regards Nigel. Habit. For a tidier look try cutting back by 50% before new growth commences in spring. Anemanthele lessoniana (Pheasant's tail grass) A tuft forming clump of very fine leaves that are mid-green early in the year, but turn orange-bronze from autumn. So cut them back hard now, before the new green shoots show so there is no risk of cutting them back as well. It sounds as though you take a keen interest in grasses too. “A garden isn’t meant to be useful. Its arching flower heads and slightly arching foliage give movement to a border. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Thanks to a top-tip from him I’ve recently discovered an inspirational planting of this easy-going grass in Devon. 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A spacing of 100cm wouldn’t be too much for this grass. Includes: A great range of rare and unusual plants.www.sequimrareplants.com. It forms a large clump of slender, evergreen foliage, which emerges green, but becomes streaked with yellow, orange and red with age, resulting in a fiery, eye-catching display in … I hope yours does really well for you and encourages you to try other grasses. We only do this to herbaceous perennials that will rejuvenate stronger from the base. I have always grown and loved grasses but I have never seen them displayed en masse and looking as wonderful as in your garden. I once grew Stipa gigantea but it died in the first winter – I suspect it was too damp where I planted it. Anemanthele lessoniana is a fantastic ornamental grass that provides year-round colour, movement and structure in a variety of garden situations. Small mail order nursery with a very interesting range of perennials and other plants. The second method is to ignore them until they are unattractive and oversized, and … Bloom Size: Unknown - Tell us. Based on my experience, anemanthele does well for at least five years, more perhaps depending on the conditions in which it’s grown. Miscanthus nepalensis is a favourite of mine, I grow a few. Imagine hundreds drifting down a sunny slope …. Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) Patent Information: Unknown - Tell us. Great tips – thank you. It was getting quite large the second season so I cut it back hard in February. I think a really good mature specimen of this grass shows how it is an over-achiever in that it produces masses of them, my best specimen (Pagel’s fabulous Klein Fontaene)looks like a perfect globe of inflorescences. Anemanthele lessoniana is not the only grass that presents a management puzzle. Around 300 spent tyres, partly covered with soil and topped with bark were used to make this raft of a path that is flanked with bright-green Hakonechloa, Silene fimbriata, pheasant grass (Anemanthele lessoniana), Geranium pratense and Sanguisorba minor with Sambucus nigra f.porphyrophylla ‘Eva’ in the background.. … Just comb it through with a rake to dethatch … This airy evergreen grass is spectacular when ruffled by the breeze, adding movement to borders and containers. Plants with tall flowering stems and lots of foliage may lose a great deal of water in transit and cutting back helps reduce this stress. This grass is comparatively short lived but older plants can be replaced by self sown seedlings. Wordless Wednesday : Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Pink Glow’, Wordless Wednesday : Hedychium spicatum from Tibet, Wordless Wednesday : Self-seeded Nasturtiums, Wordless Wednesday : A Misted Spider’s Web, Wordless Wednesday : Sanguisorbia tenuifolia var. In late summer wispy stems of small, purple flowers are produced. ( Log Out /  The younger ones have gone brown at the tips and I’m thinking they should have a light trim. Change ). Seedlings take two years to grow a good root system, only then do they make sturdy plants for spacing in the border. Until then they’re top-heavy and, although stipa doesn’t like to be overcrowded, they work well from a young age with early summer flowering bulbs like alliums. The Garden House images are worth checking out for an idea of the full size at maturity 4’x3′ (especially if thinking about pot growing). Requiring little care, old dead foliage can be removed if required. Being evergreen, it should not be cut down. 500 N. Sequim Ave. Sequim, WA 98382 Five would look amazing! With some evergreens like this Anemanthele lessoniana (also known as Stipa arundinacea), they can get relatively strawy on top after a few seasons and can be cut back, but this must be done when the plant is … Anemanthele lessoniana - Pheasant's Tail Grass (syn. They were perfect until then! Stipa arundinacea ) Description In summer this ornamental evergreen grass is streaked orange-brown and it then turns to orange brown all over in winter, when there may be less to catch your eye in the garden. For a while the blunted ends may look unsightly but as long as the tightly bunched foliage is green and lush the plants should recover. Thanks for the mention Kate. Wisley had some good sized pots of SG a few years ago. Anemanthele lessoniana is: Semi evergreen. By the way have you ever grown my favourite Miscanthus nepalensis? Wordless Wednesday : Soaking up the spring sunshine, Chionochloa : A Case of Mistaken Identity, Wordless Wednesday : Welcome signs of Spring, Pennisetum alopecuroides : a late winter friend, Eragrostis curvula : African weeping love grass, Tall purple moor-grass : Molinia caerulea subsp. Produces airy seed heads. All I know about grasses could be written on a single blade, so I found this fascinating. So glad I put them all together having seen your photo of the mature ones en masse. Anemanthele is a likeable chameleon, in a dry sunny spot the orange tints are sharpest, in damp shade foliage is more olive-green. New Zealand wind grass (Anemanthele lessoniana). This grass is comparatively short lived but older plants can be replaced by self sown seedlings. In late spring I can see that only a few of them seem to stall at a certain point as you describe – probably in response to light/heat/seed production. This plant was formerly called Stipa arundinacea but has been reclassified recently. I’ve been debating whether to cut back the pheasant grass that I moved a few weeks ago. E.A. Flowers are good for drying and preserving. Stipa gigantea is my favourite grass, with the sun shining through it, it is just like spun gold! Anemanthele Anemanthele. Anemanthele lessoniana. The weather gave me and you I trust, the opportunity to cut back all the perennials, prune the roses and lightly weed over the borders, frankly incredible, compared to this time last year, when we were under the white stuff thanks to the beast. I also site them where either the mower or passing cars will check their spread. Pheasant's tail grass. I don’t cut it back, though you can prune as low as about 15cm (six inches) from the ground. I haven’t tried it, but I’m told mature clumps divide well. Chilly weather enhances the foxy-red tints in its foliage. I have a lot bordering our pond and they're very brown - not dead - but not very attractive as there's only a little green. Also called Stipa arundinacea. ( Log Out /  yep, just found their photo stream on flickr…looking fab, pity I didn’t know about it when I lived there or maybe it’s a fairly new garden. Anemanthele lessoniana (Formerly Stipa arundinacea) Pheasant's Tail Grass, New Zealand Wind Grass A semi-evergreen ornamental grass with arching, medium green foliage that turns copper in fall. They’ve put on about four inches of new growth already. Looking for your experience of hard pruning/care of established pheasants tail grass (anemanthele lessoniana). Height: 100cm (39"). Comb out dead or winter damaged leaves in early spring. Looks and sounds very interesting. Anemanthele lessoniana can be incorporated in a variety of ways into your garden to add style. Does the same happen with some your S. gigantea clumps? Wind Grass / Gossamer Grass . ... Anemanthele Lessoniana. Need more info? The genus Anemanthele … Unfortunately it is not hardy in my garden, so it is one I loved and lost. In areas that are dry the plant will be smaller, SEQUIM RARE PLANTS With its strong colors it works better as an accent plant rather tahn in mass plantings. This evergreen ornamental grass is a good choice for shady areas. A graceful tussock-type grass with feathery flowerheads and arching copper-tinged foliage. Sesleria autumnalis : A New Grass for the Little Meadow? Fifty of them are planted a metre apart formimg a low hedge beside the drive which then curves back in a loop around the Acer griseum. Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moderately fertile, medium to light, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: June to September Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection) Pheasant's tail is a wonderful grass that provides year-round colour, movement and structure. If so, would you have any idea what the cause might be? Vigorous and tall, flowing in the slightest breeze. Complementary colour The ColorGrass Collection lets you grow and sell the broadest range of ornamental grasses from … Also called Stipa arundinacea. I don’t cut it back, though you can prune as low as about 15cm (six inches) from the ground. Simply put on some eye protection, then cut each blade as far down into the base of the plant as possible. Thank you Kate for another interesting and informative post. This is one of the best ornamnetal grasses for colour, it make an excellent accent plant with only the centre of the plant being green, the rest is wonderful color. Anemanthele lessoniana 'Sirocco' RHS Plants for Pollinators plants This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects. I put them in half shade last time for some dozy reason. Don’t think they like it too dry either in summer. Good luck with yours. Stipa arundinacea; Soil – Moist soil, … Come spring I hunt out the remaining seedlings, they’re usually huddled close to the parents, then pot them up. When we do tidy it up we trim back about half. It is the colour of the grass as it turns a yellow to amber as it is stressed by the cold. In a garden setting this   makes it easier to deal with unwanted seedlings. A. lessoniana - A. lessoniana is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen to evergreen grass, with arching, mid-green leaves, flushed red or orange in autumn, and airy, arching panicles of reddish-brown flower spikelets in late summer. Just thought I’d share this. It is useful to know which ones to cut back and when. Perhaps it’s the third of the evergreens that’s trickiest to grow well. I like the sound of ‘Goldilocks’, I wonder if it might do well in a large planter? What an evocative description, Pauline your Stipas sound very happy in your garden. Anemanthele lessoniana is now firmly established as one of our most popular native grasses, and is also extensively planted overseas – notably in England and North America, where it has been sold by many nurseries for a long time. Orientating them to catch the sun pays off, tall airy flowered grasses look amazing backlit, here by the mellow evening sun in high summer. Anemanthele lessoniana (stipa arundinacea) has dark green orange/brown arching leaves that become more intense during the winter months. Thank you Cathy, that’s a great idea – I shall try a dog comb on the paintbrushes. I reduced them by 30%. Anemanthele lessoniana Pheasant's tail grass, New Zealand wind grass ... Now mail order runs all year round and thus requires us to maybe cut back some of your plants, particularly from April to October. Check out our Shipping Information page for more info. Thatchy strands blend in, as do spent flowering stems. Enter your email address: Online Plant Nurseries, garden and plant Nurseries in the USA. Can be cut back in late autumn. Bloom Size: Unknown - Tell us. Now I need to get the succession going and replace the oldest each year. For me short-lived, free-flowering, self-seeding grasses are useful, even if their habits have to be controlled. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Unlike their deciduous cousins, which once established can be cut right down to the ground in late winter/early spring, evergreen grasses grow throughout the seasons so they won’t thank you for treating them in the same way. Trimming Anemanthele lessoniana Hi, Could you tell me if and when I should trim Anemanthele lessoniana (pheasant tail grass)? Yes, I had considered natural variability, as well as soil & moisture (not exposure, because they are all in full sun). Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Delicate fine spikes of brilliant gold make this evergreen grass a spectacular foliage plant. Species. Avoid cutting back Japanese bloodgrass until early spring (before new growth begins). It’s been quite dry recently, maybe keep it well watered? Anemanthele lessoniana is a fantastic ornamental grass that provides year-round colour, movement and structure in a variety of garden situations. The longevity of grasses versus their seeding or growth habits fascinates me, I can see that some are much lower maintenance for being truly perennial than others. Usually from seed or division of clumps. Anemanthele lessoniana 'Sirocco' RHS Plants for Pollinators plants This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects. This grass doesn’t flower fully until its third year, after which a steady supply of seedlings are available to keep the structured planting going. Cut back every 2 years for a fresh look. 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