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Golden Variegated Hakone Grass

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

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Golden Variegated Hakone Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola') at Gertens

Golden Variegated Hakone Grass

Golden Variegated Hakone Grass

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Golden Variegated Hakone Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola') at Gertens

Golden Variegated Hakone Grass foliage

Golden Variegated Hakone Grass foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  18 inches

Spread:  20 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Japanese Woodland Grass

Description:

Gold and green variegated leaves really light up the shade; Pink and red color in fall; best grown in shade

Ornamental Features

Golden Variegated Hakone Grass' attractive grassy leaves are green in color with showy gold variegation. The foliage often turns tan in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Variegated Hakone Grass is a dense herbaceous perennial grass with a shapely form and gracefully arching stems. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Golden Variegated Hakone Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Golden Variegated Hakone Grass will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Golden Variegated Hakone Grass is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

Gertens Sizes and Prices

#1 container - $12.99

* Sizes and availability are subject to change. Please check with the store for specific details.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Naturalizing  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features