hakonechloa macra 'aureola' (variegated japanese forest grass, variegated hakone grass)

Size: 1 gallon
  • AKA hakonechloa macra 'urahajusa zuku'
  • dense mound of relatively short wide variegated blades emerging from stems in the centre of the mound
  • graceful arching form softens formal shade gardens
  • yellow and green leaves turn red and purple shades in the fall
  • yellow-green seed heads persist through winter
  • bloom time: late summer to early fall
  • warm season grasses are much slower starting in the spring
  • they do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer
  • they flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter
  • most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions
  • zone 5 
  • height 30-45cm 
  • spread 30-50cm
  • colour yellow
  • hakonechloa dislike full sun
  • best planted in a cool, moist, well-drained soil
  • prune in late winter or early spring to make room for new growth
  • partial sun/shade
  • deer resistant
  • low maintenance
  • rock garden
  • ground cover