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Variegated Japanese Forest Grass (HAKONECHLOA MACRA) `AUREOLA`

Color: Green Shades, Yellow Shades
Height: 12-18 Inches
Spread: 18-24 Inches
Zone: 5-8
  • Bright yellow leaves with thin green stripes
  • Cascading form
  • Slowly spreads by stolons
  • Thrives in partial shade
  • Tinged with shades of pink and red in the fall
  • 2009 Perennial Plant of the Year
There is no ornamental grass quite like Hakonechloa with striking color and an arching form that resembles a cascading miniature bamboo. Named the Perennial Plant Association's 2009 Perennial Plant of the Year because of its many uses in the garden as a groundcover, a border-front specimen, a mass planning or in a container, its bright yellow leaves with very thin green striping brightens up the darkest garden area while its cascading form responds to slight breezes with the blades moving like waves in the ocean. 'Aureola' slowly spreads by stolons and is not a threat to other garden companions with its slow spreading nature and it complements other plants in the garden well especially those with dark foliage. This stunning grass loves partial shade which will provide optimum conditions for the best color especially in warmer climates and moist, well drained soils that are protected against drought. In the cooler days of autumn the golden foliage becomes tinged with shades of pink and red to add even more adventure to your landscape!