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Hakonechloa Macra, Aureola Golden Japanese Forest Grass, Yellow-Green, 1 Gallon Pot


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A graceful, colorful groundcover for shaded borders and container gardens. Slender stems holding bright yellow leaves with thin green stripes create a tiny bamboo-like effect. Foliage becomes pink-tinged as the weather cools in autumn. Naturalizes well; clumps spread gently. 2009 Perennial Plant of the Year. An herbaceous perennial.

Plant type: Groundcover, Perennial, Ornamental Grass


Sunset climate zones: 2 – 9, 14 – 24

Growth rate: Slow

Average landscape size: Spreading, clumping habit slowly reaches 18 in. tall and wide.

Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Tolerates Urban Pollution

Foliage color:Yellow

Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.

Flower color:Green

Garden style: Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic

Design Ideas: This vigorous broad-leafed grass behaves a lot like a dwarf Bamboo without the spreading problem. It’s a ray of sunshine in shaded or dark-colored gardens. The golden grass-like leaves will brighten partly-shaded or dark-colored gardens. A great accent beside water gardens or at the base of arbor posts. An excellent Asian-garden plant.

Companion Plants: Himalayan Birch (Betula utilis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla); Hosta (Hosta); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Grecian Pattern Plant (Acanthus mollis)

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Weight 10 lbs
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Zone 9, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8

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