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Hakonechloa macra Aureola

Variegated Japanese Forest Grass (Variegated Hakone Grass)

Arching leaf blades are long and striped in bright yellow and green, creating a dense mound, resembling bamboo.

  • »  AKA Hakonechloa macra 'Urahajusa Zuku'
  • »  Dense mound of relatively short wide variegated blades emerging from stems in the centre of the mound
  • »  Graceful arching form softens formal shade gardens
  • »  Yellow and green leaves turn red and purple shades in the fall
  • »  Yellow-green seed heads persist through winter
  • »  Bloom Time: Late summer to early fall
  • »  Grass Type: Warm Season

1gal
$26.25
  • Category:Grasses
  • Hardiness Zone:5
  • Height:30-45 cm
  • Spread:30-50 cm
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
Featured
Exposure
Full Shade
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture
Moist to Average
Well-drained
Growth Rate
Slow
Critter
Deer Resistant
Attributes
Deciduous
Fall Color
Low Maintenance
Flowering Time
Summer
Habit
Clumping
Mounding
Foliage Color
Green
Variegated
Yellow
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.

 

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Hakonechloa dislike full sun. Best planted in a cool, moist, well-drained soil.  Prune in late winter or early spring to make room for new growth.