Anemanthele lessoniana

Pheasant Grass
New Zealand Wind Grass

Evergreen Grass / Grass-Like

Pheasant's tail grass is a wonderful semi-evergreen grass, but only suitable for warmer climates (Zone 8 to 10). Great in mixed border or massed to create a flowing and sweeping groundcover for sun to part sun.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun

Water Needs: Average, Occasional, Regular / Even


Size: 24 - 36 tall x 24 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Mounding
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest

Foliage Color: Bronze / Copper, Brown / Chocolate
Fall Color: Bronze / Copper, Reliable Fall Color

Bloom Season: Fall, Summer

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Groundcover, Hell Strip, Mixed Border
Special Situations: Deer Resistant
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest, Late Fall / Early Winter, Three Seasons of Interest
Plant Behavior: Clumping, Re-seeds in some conditions

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos