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Hakonechloa macra ‘Sunny Delight’
Hakonechloa macra ‘Sunny Delight’
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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.

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Hakonechloa macra ‘Sunny Delight’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
   25-35 cm
   10-14 inches
   50-60 cm
   20-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate