Golden Japanese Forest Grass
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||hah-koh-neh-KLOH-ah MAK-ruh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Spreading, clumping habit slowly reaches 18 in. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This vigorous broad-leafed grass behaves a lot like a dwarf Bamboo without the spreading problem. It's a ray of sunshine in shaded or dark-colored gardens. The golden grass-like leaves will brighten partly-shaded or dark-colored gardens. A great accent beside water gardens or at the base of arbor posts. An excellent Asian-garden plant.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Edging, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic foliage color|
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