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Anemanthele lessoniana (New Zealand Wind Grass)

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September 13, 2012
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What is the short dark green grass planted beneath Anamanthle Lessoniana? - Jeffrey Gorden Smith Landscape Arch.
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Annie Thornton added this to Great Plant: New Zealand Wind Grass
Distinguishing traits. The coloring of Anemanthele lessoniana is a beautiful addition to any landscape year-round, particularly in autumn and winter when its olive green foliage transforms to a stunning sunset of golds and oranges. "Its golden color can either blend in with the golden California hills, or provide that bold pop of orange color against a green or gray plant palette," Smith says.The graceful and arching silhouette of this grass is similar to many other perennial grasses. The wispy foliage adds an overall lightness to any landscape — particularly beneficial to a space dominated by heavy architecture or other solid or overpowering structures. “We have picked this grass for many of our projects because of its soft natural form," Smith says. "It is a gorgeous grass that plays beautifully in the wind. In many ways it is reminiscent of a native deer grass."

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November 12, 2014
New Zealand wind grass: must have this grass!
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November 11, 2014
New Zealand Wind Grass-love this
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October 11, 2014
Back drop and fire
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September 28, 2014
coloring of Anemanthele lessoniana (wind grass) is a beautiful addition to any landscape year-round, particularly in autumn and winter when its olive green foliage transforms to a stunning sunset of golds and oranges. "
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September 26, 2014
New zealand wind grass
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Color
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Grass around patio
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Grass
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Botanical name: Anemanthele lessoniana (syn. Stipa arundinacea) Common names: New Zealand wind grass, pheasant's-tail grass USDA zones: 8-10 Water requirement: Average to low Sun requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 36" x 36" Tolerances: Deer, drought, pollution, slopes, wind
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June 12, 2014
Outdoor firepit
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April 27, 2014
New Zealand Wind Grass-stunning
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February 25, 2014
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New Zealand wind grass, pheasant's-tail grass (Anemanthele lessoniana (syn. Stipa arundinacea)).
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January 28, 2014
New Zealand wind grass
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November 1, 2013
Hot grass
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October 27, 2013
The colors
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October 24, 2013
pheasant's tail grass
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New Zealand wind grass, pheasant's-tail grass USDA zones: 8-10 Water requirement: Average to low Sun requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 36" x 36" Tolerances: Deer, drought, pollution, slopes, wind
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September 27, 2013
Botanical name: Anemanthele lessoniana (syn. Stipa arundinacea) Common names: New Zealand wind grass, pheasant's-tail grass USDA zones: 8-10
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September 23, 2013
grass - new zealand Anemanthele lessoniana
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September 23, 2013
New Zealand wind grass Anemanthele lessoniana (syn. Stipa arundinacea) This would be brilliant around fire pit in a bamboo grove.
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September 20, 2013
new zealand wind grass. turns from green to fire in the fall
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New Zealand wind grass
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Garden
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August 25, 2013
New Zealand wind grass.
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August 18, 2013
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New Zealand Wind Grass
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July 29, 2013
grasses
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July 10, 2013
Fire pit and New Zealand wind plant
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July 7, 2013
New Zealand wind grass; green giving way to amber, yellow and orange in fall
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July 5, 2013
Colors
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new zealand wind grass
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fireplace
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decorative grass
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New Zealand wind grass
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Grass
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new zealand wind grass
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nice colors
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January 29, 2013
Color and shape, though needs low to moderate water
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January 27, 2013
Grass form contrast against hard line of walls and furniture
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January 23, 2013
New Zealand wind grass (Anemanthele lessoniana)
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Grass and outdoor area
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golden flax
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colour of grass
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December 18, 2012
Botanical name: Anemanthele lessoniana (syn. Stipa arundinacea) Common names: New Zealand wind grass, pheasant's-tail grass
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New Zealand wind grass
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New Zealand Wind Grass
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New zealand wind grass yellow in winter
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Botanical name: Anemanthele lessoniana (syn. Stipa arundinacea) Common names: New Zealand wind grass, pheasant's-tail grass USDA zones: 8-10 Water requirement: Average to low Sun requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 36" x 36" Tolerances: Deer, drought, pollution, slopes, wind
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September 13, 2012
new zealand wind grass
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September 13, 2012
The color and texture, with the New Zealand Wind Grass, what is the short grass at the bottom?
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September 13, 2012
Feuer
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September 9, 2012
Contrast
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August 29, 2012
Grass
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August 20, 2012
New Zealand wind grass / golden orange
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August 16, 2012
landscape
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July 21, 2012
gorgeous complementary colors
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July 18, 2012
Anemanthele lessoniana - love the color of this grass.
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July 14, 2012
color
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July 13, 2012
New Zealand wind grass (Anemanthele lessoniana)
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July 10, 2012
anemanthele lessoniana NZ wind grass
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July 5, 2012
Garden-New Zealand Wind Grass is a beautiful orange color.
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July 4, 2012
gold colored grass
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July 4, 2012
New Zealand wind grass (Anemanthele lessoniana)
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July 2, 2012
mmon names: New Zealand wind grass, pheasant's-tail grass USDA zones: 8-10 Water requirement: Average to low Sun requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 36" x 36" Tolerances: Deer, drought, pollution, slopes, wind
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July 1, 2012
SHRUBS
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June 30, 2012
nice
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New Zealand wind grass
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new zealand wind grass
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New zealand wind grass
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Bench-Fire Pit
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Botanical name: Anemanthele lessoniana (syn. Stipa arundinacea) Common names: New Zealand wind grass, pheasant's-tail grass USDA zones: 8-10 Water requirement: Average to low Sun requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 36" x 36" Tolerances: Deer, drought, pollution, slopes, wind
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May 27, 2012
Distinguishing traits. The coloring of Anemanthele lessoniana is a beautiful addition to any landscape year-round, particularly in autumn and winter when its olive green foliage transforms to a stunning sunset of golds and oranges. "Its golden color can either blend in with the golden California hills, or provide that bold pop of orange color against a green or gray plant palette," Smith says.
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May 24, 2012
new zealand wind grass
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May 17, 2012
Distinguishing traits. The coloring of Anemanthele lessoniana is a beautiful addition to any landscape year-round, particularly in autumn and winter when its olive green foliage transforms to a stunning sunset of golds and oranges. "Its golden color can either blend in with the golden California hills, or provide that bold pop of orange color against a green or gray plant palette," Smith says. The graceful and arching silhouette of this grass is similar to many other perennial grasses. The wispy foliage adds an overall lightness to any landscape — particularly beneficial to a space dominated by heavy architecture or other solid or overpowering structures. “We have picked this grass for many of our projects because of its soft natural form," Smith says. "It is a gorgeous grass that plays beautifully in the wind. In many ways it is reminiscent of a native deer grass."
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May 9, 2012
new zealand windgrass, california
Thomas V added this to garden
May 6, 2012
nice
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April 30, 2012
front yard
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April 29, 2012
Anemanthele lessoniana
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April 29, 2012
grasses drought tolerant zone 8-9
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April 28, 2012
orange grass _anemanthele lessoniana New Zealand Wind Grass
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April 22, 2012
JGS5
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April 19, 2012
Fire pit!
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April 18, 2012
texture and color
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April 18, 2012
Grasses
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April 16, 2012
Fiery grasses
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April 15, 2012
Botanical name: Anemanthele lessoniana (syn. Stipa arundinacea) Common names: New Zealand wind grass, pheasant's-tail grass USDA zones: 8-10 Water requirement: Average to low Sun requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 36" x 36" Tolerances: Deer, drought, pollution, slopes, wind
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April 11, 2012
New Zealand wind grass or pheasants tail grass
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April 10, 2012
Botanical name: Anemanthele lessoniana (syn. Stipa arundinacea) Common names: New Zealand wind grass
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April 5, 2012
Schöne Grasbüschen
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April 4, 2012
new Zealand grass
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April 4, 2012
NEW ZEALANDS WIND GRASS SUN GOLD TO ORANGE COLOR DEER SLOPES
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March 30, 2012
Color
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March 30, 2012
Cool
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March 28, 2012
fire pit
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March 22, 2012
Grass wood
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March 19, 2012
New zealand wind grass. CLAY SOIL A BIG NO NO. WELL DRAINED ONLY
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March 18, 2012
Botanical name: Anemanthele lessoniana (syn. Stipa arundinacea)Common names: New Zealand wind grass, pheasant's-tail grassUSDA zones: 8-10Water requirement: Average to lowSun requirement: Full sun to partial shadeMature size: 36" x 36"Tolerances: Deer, drought, pollution, slopes, wind
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March 13, 2012
Anemanthele lessoniana
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March 11, 2012
Colorful winter grass
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March 10, 2012
SOUTH
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February 25, 2012
New Zealand Wind Grass - awesome!
Mattie added this to My Outside
February 21, 2012
Love this
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February 20, 2012
Awesome plant.
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February 16, 2012
anemanthele
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February 5, 2012
Landscape az New Zealand wind grass Pheasant's tail grass Zone 8-10
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January 30, 2012
Vegetacion
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January 24, 2012
Botanical name: Anemanthele lessoniana (syn. Stipa arundinacea) Common names: New Zealand wind grass, pheasant's-tail grass USDA zones: 8-10 Water requirement: Average to low Sun requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 36" x 36" Tolerances: Deer, drought, pollution, slopes, wind
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January 23, 2012
New Zealand wind grass
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January 22, 2012
New Zealand wind grass
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January 20, 2012
Front walk?
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January 18, 2012
Anemanthele lessoniana (NZ)
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January 15, 2012
nice fire pit
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December 29, 2011
Beauty
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December 19, 2011
grasses
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November 17, 2011
New Zealand Wind Grass
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November 11, 2011
landscaping
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November 9, 2011
great color to add to landscape
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November 9, 2011
New Zealand wind grass
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October 21, 2011
new zealand wind grass
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October 15, 2011
Great paving
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Plants
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September 29, 2011
The warm Flair.
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September 29, 2011
grasess
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September 28, 2011
New Zealand wind grass (Anemanthele lessoniana)
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Grasses
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September 23, 2011
Color of grass
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September 22, 2011
new zealand wind grass
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September 19, 2011
Fullness with nice burnt coloring in the Fall. 36"x36" at maturity.
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September 18, 2011
Find out the zone it will tolerate
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September 18, 2011
Awesome plant.
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September 17, 2011
this grass, new zealand wind grass
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new zealand wind grass
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September 16, 2011
nice plants
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September 16, 2011
terrace seating
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September 15, 2011
Add easy color, texture, and movement to your yard by including New Zealand Wind Grass (Anemanthele lessoniana) in your design. Landscape architect Jeffrey Gordon Smith uses this feathery perennial for many residential design projects in the western United States, and finds that its great looks and low maintenance requirements are constantly the subject of praise. "I would say one grass that we receive the most comments about in our landscapes is Anemanthele lessoniana," he says.
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landscape
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September 15, 2011
Seating gathered around a fire pit. Warm co our scheme.
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September 14, 2011
New Zealand wind grass
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September 14, 2011
Plants 2
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September 14, 2011
Outdoors
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September 14, 2011
New zealand grass
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September 14, 2011
Botanical name: Anemanthele lessoniana (also Stipa arundinacea) Common names: New Zealand wind grass, pheasant's-tail grass USDA zones: 8-10 Water requirement: Average to low Sun requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 36" x 36" Tolerances: Deer, drought, pollution, slopes, wind Distinguishing traits. The coloring of Anemanthele lessoniana is a beautiful addition to any landscape year-round, particularly in autumn and winter when its olive green foliage transforms to a stunning sunset of golds and oranges. "Its golden color can either blend in with the golden California hills, or provide that bold pop of orange color against a green or gray plant palette," Smith says. The graceful and arching silhouette of this grass is similar to many other perennial grasses. The wispy foliage adds an overall lightness to any landscape — particularly beneficial to a space dominated by heavy architecture or other solid or overpowering structures. “We have picked this grass for many of our projects because of its soft natural form," Smith says. "It is a gorgeous grass that plays beautifully in the wind. In many ways it is reminiscent of a native deer grass."
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September 14, 2011
different planting
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September 14, 2011
Anemanthele lessoniana (New Zealand Wind Grass)
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September 14, 2011
NZ windgrass olive>orange
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September 14, 2011
the color of the grass is beautiful!
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September 14, 2011
New Zealand grass
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September 14, 2011
Distinguishing traits. The coloring of Anemanthele lessoniana is a beautiful addition to any landscape year-round, particularly in autumn and winter when its olive green foliage transforms to a stunning sunset of golds and oranges. "Its golden color can either blend in with the golden California hills, or provide that bold pop of orange color against a green or gray plant palette," Smith says.
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September 14, 2011
grass
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September 14, 2011
New Zealand wind grass
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September 14, 2011
beautiful colors in fall
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September 14, 2011
New Zealand Wind Grass
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September 14, 2011
beautiful red grasses
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September 14, 2011
BEAUTIFUL COLOR FIND NEW ZELAND WIND GRASS( ANEMANTHELE LESSONIANA
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September 14, 2011
like the windgrass & firepit
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September 14, 2011
This is beautiful.
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September 14, 2011
for the front yard?
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September 14, 2011
New Zealand wind grass, pheasant's-tail grass
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September 14, 2011
Distinguishing traits. The coloring of Anemanthele lessoniana is a beautiful addition to any landscape year-round, particularly in autumn and winter when its olive green foliage transforms to a stunning sunset of golds and oranges. "Its golden color can either blend in with the golden California hills, or provide that bold pop of orange color against a green or gray plant palette," Smith says. The graceful and arching silhouette of this grass is similar to many other perennial grasses. The wispy foliage adds an overall lightness to any landscape — particularly beneficial to a space dominated by heavy architecture or other solid or overpowering structures. “We have picked this grass for many of our projects because of its soft natural form," Smith says. "It is a gorgeous grass that plays beautifully in the wind. In many ways it is reminiscent of a native deer grass."
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September 14, 2011
new zealand grass
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September 14, 2011
plants
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September 14, 2011
New Zealand wind grass - beautiful!
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September 14, 2011
New Zealand Wind Grass against the green of the grass...beautiful!!
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September 14, 2011
like to see if this is available in sa
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September 14, 2011
New Zealand wind grass
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September 14, 2011
newzealand wind grass
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September 14, 2011
landscape
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September 14, 2011
Color and texture appealing for landscaping on our slope.
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September 14, 2011
New Zealand wind grass. Anemanthele lessoniana
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September 14, 2011
new zealand feather grass
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September 14, 2011
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Outdoor
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September 13, 2011
New Zealand Grass
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September 13, 2011
Whew; breathtaking.
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September 12, 2011
beautiful grass
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September 12, 2011
New Zealand Wind Plant
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