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Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’ (photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.)
Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’ (photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.)

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Zones 2B, 3-9, 14-24, 31-41
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Full, Partial
Regular Water
Moderate

Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’

Variegated Japanese Forest Grass
Poaceae (Gramineae)
Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials

HAKONECHLOA

Clumps of gracefully arching leaves characterize this choice grass from Japan. Grows to 1–3 ft. tall, somewhat wider. Spreads slowly by underground runners; never invasive. Tolerates full sun in fog belt or cool northwestern gardens. Prefers rich, moist, well-drained soil. Choice for shade garden, cool rock garden, containers. All-green leaves of species turn coppery orange in fall. Colored-leaf selections are more widely grown.

‘All Gold’ is aptly named, with leaves of golden yellow; similar in size to  ‘Aureola’ but is more upright.

 

Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)
Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)

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‘Aureola’

From Japan. ‘Aureola’ is the most widely sold variety. Grows to 14 in. high. Green leaves have longitudinal yellow stripes. In dense shade, the color turns to chartreuse; in full sun in cool climates, it may become paler, turning to creamy yellow. Foliage is sometimes suffused with pink in cool fall weather.

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