• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Clumping habit 14 to 18 in. tall and wide, slowly spreading.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hah-koh-neh-KLOH-ah MAK-ruh
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Clumping habit 14 to 18 in. tall and wide, slowly spreading.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasAn excellent Asian-garden plant. Similar texture to a dwarf Bamboo without the spreading problem. Adds wonderful highlight to shaded gardens. Unsurpassed with contrasted with dark green or burgundy foliage plants. Wonderful accent beside water gardens or at the base of arbor posts or to soften pathway borders.
    Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla); Holly (Ilex); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hosta (Hosta); Coral Bells (Heuchera)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Discovered at Briggs Nursery in Washington, selected for it's similar habit to Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola', with exceptional green, white variegation and pink highlights in cooler weather.