Hakonechloa macra - the Japanese Forest Grass
One of the increasingly popular ornamental grasses now available for sale, Hakonechloa macra 'aureola'. This is a beautiful weeping grass with soft texture. Best suited to USDA Zones 5 - 9 although if container grown it can survive outside these zones.
This is a clump forming ornamental grass with arching green foliage, often referred to as 'Japanese Forest Grass' or Japanese Temple Grass' .
A deciduous grass that can have the old foliage removed as new shoots appear in late winter, Hakonechloa macra 'aureola' looks great in a pot or container. It is an excellent addition next to pond or waterfall especially in a Japanese style garden.
Hakonechloa species and cultivars include:
- Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold'
- Hakonechloa macra 'Nicolas' green in spring to summer but with it red to bronze tones in fall.
- Hakonechloa macra 'Beni Kaze'
- Hakonechloa macra 'Alboaurea' a variegated form.
No Pruning is required, plants will die back in winter.
Simply clean up around them ready for spring.