Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola')

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Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Plant Spread: 12-18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Variegated
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Other: Yellowish-green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Pollution
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)Date: 2015-06-19Receives only morning sun.
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Comments:
Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Feb 29, 2012 4:21 PM

Recipient of RHS Award of Garden Merit.

A slow growing, rhizomatus grass w/ purple stems and green striped, yellow leaves that turn reddish brown w/ age.

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