Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

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Variegated Hakone

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Cool season, dwarf grass with slender stems that hold bright yellow foliage with thin green stripes, having the effect of a tiny bamboo. Green stripes flush red in the fall. Very graceful, cascading and flowing habit, gives the sence of a waterfall. Lighting greatly effects the color of the foliage.

Height

12-18 Inches

Spread

14-18 Inches

Color

Yellow/Gold/Bronze

Interesting Notes

PERENNIAL PLANT OF THE YEAR 2009 Hakon is a region in Japan and chloa is the Greek word for grass.

Bloom Time

August-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

This grass does die back in the winter months, can be cut back before winter sets in.

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Cranesbill (Geranium cantabrigiense), Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Japanese Windflower Anemone (Anemone ), Miniature Goatsbeard (Aruncus aethusifolius), Grayleaf Cranesbill (Geranium cinereum), Bigleaf Ligularia (Ligularia dentata), Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos), Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris), Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale), Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale), Siberian Iris (Iris sibirica), Hellebore (Helleborus Winter Thrillers ), Hellebore (Helleborus Winter Thrillers ), Hosta (Hosta ), Primrose (Primula vulgaris), Strawberry Foxglove (Digitalis mertonensis), Siberian Iris (Iris sibirica), Garden Phlox (Phlox ), Mouse Ear Coreopsis (Coreopsis auriculata), Masterwort (Astrantia major), Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis), Dwarf False Indigo (Baptisia australis), Japanese Windflower Anemone (Anemone ), Rose Mallow (Hibiscus )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Ground Cover
Containers
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Variegated
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Rich
Moist
Well-drained
Organic
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