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Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Golden Variegated Hakone Grass, Golden Variegated Japanese Forest 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' (Golden Variegated Hakone Grass) 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. Golden Variegated Japanese Forest Grass is perfect for the formal Japanese garden. Plant with Japanese Blood Grass for excellent contrast and impact.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.


Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Also known as: Golden Variegated Forest Grass

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