My favorite plant to photograph in the garden right now, Anemanthele lessoniana, is actually in The Cove, My Pirate's garden bed. I don't know how he sneaked it by me when we went plant shopping at Xera Plants. But it is shining during the short days in our December Garden.
Pheasant Tail Grass, Anemanthele lessoniana, where have you been all my life? I've lusted after many plants but never one in The Cove. I'm going to have to pick up a couple or six for my garden beds!
The Xera Tag reads: Pheasant Tail Grass is a stunning clump forming semi-evergreen grass from New Zealand. Leaves turn black/green in spring and summer then take on tints of bright orange and red which holds through the fall and winter. Pendulous inflorescences in summer. To 2 feet tall and forming a clump as wide. Full sun to light shade in regular soil. Slightly drier conditions intensifies the affect. Occasional water. Cut back hard after a cold winter. Zone 8a (10 to 15 degrees)
This is a great winter interest plant! So add this plant to your spring wish list and maybe I'll bump into you plant shopping at Xera Plants. I still giggle with delight every time that I shop there! And don't forget to stop by our lovely hostess of the favorite plant this week meme, Danger Garden!
P.S. Thank you for voting for my Violetto Glow shot in the Oregonian's Peoples Choice garden photo contest. I lost by 12 votes last night to a gorgeous Japanese Maple shot. I'm so grateful for your support and votes. Thanks!!