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Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Japanese Forest Grass

Plant Type: Grass - Ornamental
MORNING sun/AFTERNOON shade to FULL shade

Gracefully arching brilliant yellow leaves streaked with green arch to one side. Leaves turn pink-red in the fall. Prefers rich, moist soil, good drainage and light shade. Very slow to establish. 2009 Perennial Plant of the Year. [PPA-2009]


Height

12-18"

Spread

24"

Growth Habit

FILLER (mounded)

Landscape Application:

Shade or woodland garden. Paths and garden containers. Japanese garden.

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' Plant Care:

Cut to 3" in March. Mulch in winter.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 5 (-20/-10F)

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Japanese Forest Grass Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest

MIDSEASON (May-June), LATE (July-frost)

Early Season (March - April)
Mid Season (May - June)
Soil Moisture Needs

Moderate to high soil moisture.

Moderate
Moist
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant

Japanese Forest Grass Additional Information

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