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'Aureola' Japanese Forest Grass

Description

  • Striking golden variegation on foliage!
  • Slender, arching leaves flutter in the breeze.
  • Shade-loving perennial grows well in moisture.
  • Easy to grow and maintain.
  • Zones 5-9, part sun/shade, 18″ tall and wide at maturity.
Zone 5-9
Light shade
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Description The bold, variegated leaves of Aureola Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra) add texture and dimension to any space! Three seasons of brilliant color will liven up the shade. Leaves are gold and chartreuse, and as the seasons change, leaves transition to copper-orange hues. This low maintenance grass forms effortless, cascading mounds that require no trimming! It's resistant to pests, diseases, and deer, making it super easy to grow. It will thrive nearly anywhere in your garden, so no need to stress! Try planting it along the edges of your patio, in containers, or under trees. Details Botanical name: Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
Common name: Hakone grass, Japenese forest grass, golden Japanese forest grass
Zone: 5 - 9
Sun exposure: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun)
Height x width: 12-18" X 18"
Foliage color: Gold and chartreuse
Season of interest: Spring through fall
Uses: Accent, border, container, ground cover, massing, small spaces, underplanting, waterside, woodland
How To Grow Soil: Prefers organic-rich, well-draining soils. Avoid poorly draining soils composed of heavy clay.
Light: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun). Full hot sun may 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 zones 5 and 6, apply a layer of extra mulch for protection.
Maintenance & pruning:  Trim back the old foliage in late fall or early spring before new growth emerges. Divide every 2 to 3 years in the spring. Older plants can be dug up and cut in half for quick propagation.

Customer Reviews

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K.S. (Pennsylvania)
Healthy plants

I purchased several plants from Great Garden Plants, and I was very pleased. The plants were very healthy and are growing nicely now! I would purchase from them again!

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M.L. (Pennsylvania)
Grass

I really like this low growing grass. I have a full grown grouping of ‘all gold’ on the opposite side. My cat loves maneuvering through it like a jungle cat.

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A.B. (Michigan)

'Aureola' Japanese Forest Grass

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L.B. (Minnesota)
Highly recommend!

I couldn’t be happier with my experience shopping at Great Garden Plants. The plants arrived in a very timely manner and were healthy and well packaged. I will definitely buy from them again.

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W.Z. (Maryland)
Japanese grass

The plants were fine and are settled, but not thriving and expanding. I have them in a shade garden. I have two others that are flourishing. I'll give them some time.