Hakonechloa – Aureola – Golden Variegated Hakone Grass – Hakonechloa macra

Garden Height
12 - 18
12 - 16
12 - 18
Clump Forming
Container Role
Flower Size
Light Level
Part Shade to Shade
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Maintenance Notes

Best grown in humusy, consistently moist, well-drained soils in part shade. Tolerates close to full shade, particularly in the hot summer climates of the deep South. Best growth occurs in climates with cool summer temperatures. Plant foliage will burn in full sun locations. Plant foliage will lose color intensity (particularly on variegated leaf cultivars) in full shade. Clumps spread by rhizomes, but are not considered to be invasive. Mulch in winter. Trim foliage to the ground in late winter to early spring before the new shoots emerge.

Uses Notes

Arching gold and green foilage; perfect in the landscape and large containers

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Grass

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