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Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’
Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’
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Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’

Japanese Forest Grass

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 8.190.050

Selected as the 2009 Perennial Plant of the Year. One of the most gorgeous of ornamental grasses, also one of the few that prefers shady sites. This forms a low mound of arching stems, with cascading layers of narrow leaves striped with bright yellow and green. The graceful effect is similar to a dwarf bamboo but without any invasive tendencies. Clumps are slow to grow, but eventually makes a spectacular border edging. Combines beautifully with Hostas 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 success. Needs moist soil.

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Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’

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
  Cut Flower
   30-65 cm
   12-25 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate