Hakonechloa Aureola Description
Beautiful and glowing gold foliage livens up your shade perennial garden.
Hakonechloa Aureola is a clump forming, non-running ornamental grass with narrow yellow foliage, striped with a thin green margin.
Hakonechloa grows extremely well in rich, moisture retentive soil & cooler temperatures where it often can grow taller & wider. Water frequently particularly the first year.
Special Features: Deer Resistant, Foliage Interest, Moisture Tolerant, Multi-seasonal Interest, Season Extender
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- Botanical Name:
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
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- Sun Exposure:
Shade, Part Shade
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- Height x Width:
12-18" X 18"
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Accent, Border, Container, Ground Cover, Massing, Small Spaces, Under Planting, Waterside, Woodland
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: None
Ideas and How-to's
Recommended for You:
Soil: Prefers humus-rich, well-drained soil. Dislikes poorly drained, heavy clay or very dry soils.
Light: Part shade - Shade -- Full hot sun tends to scorch the foliage
Water: Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Spacing: 18 - 24 inches
Fertilizing: Hakonechloa doesn't need supplemental fertilizing in good soils but if you do fertilize, wait until after the first blush of growth in spring.
Winterizing: In northern zones (5 and 6), mulch with 2 ft of fall leaves, or pine bough branches. In southern growing zones mulch is not necessary.
Maintenance & Pruning: Prune back old foliage in late fall, or before new leaves emerge in spring. Divide every 2 to 3 years in spring. Older plants can be dug up and cut in half for quick propagation.
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