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Fubuki Japanese Forest Grass

Hakonechloa macra 'Fubuki' PP #21,757

Enhance the shade garden with harmonizing tones of white and green. Appropriately named Fubuki, meaning "snow storm" in Japanese, this exquisite grass is strikingly different from all others. Cool temperatures intensify delectable pink and rose tones. Excellent color and texture for mixed borders, containers and mass plantings.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.


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Botanical Pronunciationhah-koh-neh-KLOH-ah MAK-ruh
Average Size at MaturitySpreading, clumping habit slowly reaches 14 to 18 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Edging, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla); Holly (Ilex); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hosta (Hosta); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Thrives in cool summer climates with humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Mulch to conserve moisture and keep roots cool in summer, and to protect root zone in cold winter areas. Best foliage color in brighter exposures, but needs protection from harsh sun in hot summer regions. Prune old foliage before new leaves emerge in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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