Anemanthele lessoniana

New Zealand wind grass. A handsome evergreen grass that features clumping stems to 4’ tall with short, slowly creeping rhizomes. The dark green leaves become streaked with orange-bronze or pale brown when stressed, and the purple tinged flower heads form in summer on feathery stems. Tolerant of full sun, but richer and more reliable with some shade, this species is best in rich soil that does not dry out. Provide regular garden water. Hardy to 10F. New Zealand. Formerly listed as Stipa arundinacea.