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Hakonechloa macra - the Japanese Forest Grass

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.

Pruning

No Pruning is required, plants will die back in winter.

Simply clean up around them ready for spring.