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Hakonechloa macra ‘Sunny Delight’


Japanese Forest Grass

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 8.190.040


Definitely one of the most gorgeous of ornamental grasses, also one of the few that prefers a shady site. This selection forms a low mound of arching stems, with cascading layers of narrow, deep green leaves that feature yellow streaks; a reverse variegation of ‘Aureola’. The graceful effect is similar to bamboo. Tiny green flowers are hidden among the leaves. Slow to grow but well worth the wait, eventually making a wonderful edging plant. Combines beautifully with Hosta or Ferns since all have similar requirements. Mature clumps may be divided in early spring, but be sure to make the divisions large for best results. Handles full sun in cool summer regions.

Further details for
Hakonechloa macra ‘Sunny Delight’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Green
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
  Variegated
  Yellow
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Edging
  Massed
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   25-35 cm
   10-14 inches
Spread
   50-60 cm
   20-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow













Hakonechloa macra ‘Sunny Delight’


Japanese Forest Grass

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 8.190.040


Definitely one of the most gorgeous of ornamental grasses, also one of the few that prefers a shady site. This selection forms a low mound of arching stems, with cascading layers of narrow, deep green leaves that feature yellow streaks; a reverse variegation of ‘Aureola’. The graceful effect is similar to bamboo. Tiny green flowers are hidden among the leaves. Slow to grow but well worth the wait, eventually making a wonderful edging plant. Combines beautifully with Hosta or Ferns since all have similar requirements. Mature clumps may be divided in early spring, but be sure to make the divisions large for best results. Handles full sun in cool summer regions.

Further details for
Hakonechloa macra ‘Sunny Delight’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Green
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
  Variegated
  Yellow
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Edging
  Massed
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   25-35 cm
   10-14 inches
Spread
   50-60 cm
   20-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow