Hakonechloa macra Aureola

Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass

$18.95 ea. (3+ discount) $18.50 ea.

Fall 2022

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Plant Code: HAAU

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2009 Perennial Plant Association's Plant of the Year. Cascading golden mounding variegated foliage brightens 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
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. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.