Graceful grass tolerates moist or dry soils.

Anemanthele lessoniana is a monotypic genus of grass indigenous to New Zealand. This is a naturally rare grass in the wild but it is widely cultivated for use as an attractive ornamental garden plant. Commonly referred to as goassamer grass, it has an arching growth style and thrives in both sun and shade. The grasses glossy green foliage turns to a coppery colour in the auntumn and sometimes stays through into winter depending on the dryness of the soil. Anemanthele lessoniana freely self-seeds and grows in 1 metre by 1 metre clumps with red airy flower stems appearing in spring. This graceful but vigorous plant can look impressive when mass planted and requires little to no maintenance. Further plants can be propagated by division in the middle of spring and the start of summer.

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