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
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.
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
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall
Landscape usesWoodland/woods edge