hakonechloa macra (hakone grass, japanese forest grass)

Size: 1 litre
  • dense mound of relatively short wide green blades emerging from stems in the centre of the mound
  • graceful arching form softens formal shade gardens
  • leaves turn red and purple shades in the fall
  • yellow-green seed heads persist through the winter
  • bloom time: july to august
  • 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 40-50cm
  • spread 50-60cm
  • colour green
  • hakonechloa macra dislike full sun and are best grown 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
  • long blooming
  • low maintenance
  • ground cover
  • rock garden
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)