Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: 6 - 12 inches
Plant Spread: 8 - 15 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Inflorescence Height: 12 - 15 inches
Foliage Mound Height: 6 - 15 inches
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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