General Plant Information (Edit)
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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Common names
  • Japanese Forest Grass
  • Forest Grass
  • Gold-Striped Hakone Grass
  • Hakone Grass

Photo Gallery

Date: May 2010
By my pond in my former garden
Location: Scampston Walled Garden, Yorkshire UK
Date: 2022-06-30
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2016-08-21
Location: Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-01
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2016-08-19
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2015-08-26
Location: z6a MA, My Garden
Date: 2012-08-03
Location: In my garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, South Amana, IA
Date: Summer
Location: Green Spring Gardens Park, Alexandria, VA
Date: May, 2005
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-10-06
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2017-06-12
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-07-26
Location: Oregon
Date: summer 2011
Location: Newby Hall, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2016-08-21

photo credit: Dwergenpaartje
Location: Bordine's Greenhouse, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2011-07-23
Mature plants are green/chartreuse
Location: St Louis
Date: 2014-04-27
Location: National Botanical Garden, DC, Virginia :) | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
Photo by Paul2032

Date: 2014-06-11
Location: In backyard, Elk Grove, CA
Date: 2014-4-20
Aureola

Date: 2014-06-10
Location: St Louis
Date: 2014-04-27
Location: Bordine's Greenhouse, Brighton, MI
Date: 2009-07-06
Young plants are very colorful
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2010-05-06
Young plants are very colorful
Location: Bordine's Greenhouse, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2011-07-23
Mature plants are green/chartreuse
Location: Bordine's Greenhouse, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2011-07-23
Mature plants are green/chartreuse

Date: 2014-07-02
Location: Northwest N.J.
Date: 2011-10-08
Location: In my garden
Date: 2013-06-28

Date: 2016-06-14
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2009-07-11

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Photo by Paul2032
Location: Pembroke, GA
Date: 2016-08-21
Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
Location: At a nursery, Belgium
Date: 2015-08-18
Location: My Garden
Date: April 2009
Location: Bordine's Greenhouse, Brighton, MI
Date: 2009-07-06
Young plants are very colorful
Location: Bordine's Greenhouse, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2011-07-23
Mature plants are green/chartreuse

Date: 2014-11-14

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Credit florum
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2015-06-19
Receives only morning sun.
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2015-06-19
Receives only morning sun.
Location: Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-01

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-11-22
Fall color and seeds

Date: 2014-11-10
Fall color

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
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Location: Washington
Date: 2016-07-26

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Date: 2012-05-23

Date: 2012-05-23
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Comments:
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Feb 29, 2012 4:21 PM concerning plant:
    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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