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Hakonechloa macra

Also called Hakone Grass


More About Hakonechloa macra

  • 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
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

Warm Season Grasses: These 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:

40-50 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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Japanese Forest Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

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.


Hakonechloa macra Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Spreading
Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Border/edging
Foundation planting

 Suitable Substitutions for Hakonechloa macra

Hakonechloa macra 'Beni-kaze'

Hakonechloa macra 'Beni-kaze'

Red Wind Forest Grass