Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
Golden Variegated Japanese Forest Grass, Hakone Grass
- Main interest:
- layered striped leaves, highly decorative flowers, dwarf bamboo aesthetic
- half shade, moist, well-drained soil
- Growth type:
- Flower colour:
- green, late summer to early fall
- variegated yellow and green
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 4: -34.4 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 1.5 ft (0.45 m) width: 1.5 ft (0.45 m)
- containers, accent, tree surrounds, woodland or Japanese style gardens
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' is simply one of the most attractive ornamental grasses. It has layered weeping foliage reminiscent of bamboo. Hakone's variegated yellow and green blades stand out in any garden. Tall, green slender spikes bloom in late summer to early fall, growing to 1.5 ft in height. It's clumping nature, soft-edge and shade tolerance, make it a perfect shrub border. Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' is perfect for the formal Japanese garden. Plant with Japanese Blood Grass for excellent contrast and impact.