Hakonechloa macra Aureola

Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass

$17.95 ea. (3+ discount) $17.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2021

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Plant Code: HAAU

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2009 Perennial Plant Association's Plant of the Year. Golden mounding variegation really brings a bright spot to shaded areas. The variegation is more pronounced in part shade and will take on more of a lime-green color if placed in full shade. Hakonechloa Aureola spills nicely over edges of walkways or low walls.


Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Short 12-18"
Spacing: Plant 18" apart
Bloom Time: Not Applicable
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Full Shade
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Not Applicable
Accent: Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Deer Resistant
  • Edgers
  • OK in Containers
  • Shade Tolerant

Hakonechloa General Information

Hakonechloa are one of the best ornamental grass choices for shade. Likes a moist humusy soil, and good drainage. Cascades handsomely over itself. Ornamental Grasses are restricted from Idaho and Oregon.

Hakonechloa Plant Care

Prefers a uniformly moist, humus-rich soil in partial shade. If division is desired it should be done in the spring as new growth develops. In Northern zones plants will benefit from a layer of mulch for winter.