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EvergreenFlat or inrolled, leathery leaves to 30cm (12in) long
Ornamental grassesLoosely-tufted, rhizomatous perennial. Fountain-like, pendent, narrow panicles to 75cm (30in) long of feathery spikelets in summer followed by bead-like purplish-brown seeds in autumn.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowSyn. Anemanthele lessoniana, Calamagrostis arundinacea, S. lessonianaPests & DiseasesNonePlace of originNew Zealand
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil