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Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Also called Variegated Hakone Grass


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Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' - Variegated Japanese Forest Grass

More About Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

  • 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
  • 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:

30-45 cm

Spread:

30-50 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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Variegated Japanese Forest Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

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.


Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Yellow
Green
Variegated

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Woodland/woods edge
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

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