Anemanthele lessoniana ‘Sirocco’ (New Zealand Wind Grass)
If you are looking to add color, movement and texture to your garden, Anemanthele lessoniana ‘Sirocco’ just might be the thing you’re looking for. This lovely grass grows 12-14 inches tall by 22-24 inches wide, and forms dense tussocks of semi-arching, fine-textured foliage. The foliage emerges green and then develops steaks of gold, copper, orange and red as the seasons change. The colors become more intense during the colder months of the year. The effect is dramatic and creates a vivid display of color when mass planted along a border.
For a drought tolerant container garden, ‘Sirocco’ is beautiful planted in the center of large terra-cotta or ceramic pots and ringed with Sedum morganianum ‘Pointed Leaf’, Graptopetalum glassii and Sedeveria ‘Jet Beads’. Plant in full sun. (Anemanthele will tolerate part shade, however the color of the foliage will remain mostly green)
We are currently growing Anemanthele lessoniana ‘Sirocco’ in 1 gallon containers. Give us a call, “Like” us on Facebook and check out our website www.clearwatercolor.com to see photos of these and many other plants we are growing.