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Japanese Forest Grass 'Aureola'

  • Scientific Name: Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
  • Garden: Dog Friendly Garden
  • Plant Type: Grass/Sedge
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
  • Sun/Shade Exposure: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained

Plant Information

Legendary grass in the PNW. This striking form of Japanese forest grass has gold leaves striped in darker green. A clump forming perennial that arches gracefully. Lower growing than our other cultivar ‘All Gold’. Spreading to 3′ across in time this long-lived deciduous beauty is indispensable in our climate. Rich, well-drained soil with regular summer moisture. Full sun (but not reflected heat and with water) to part shade to quite a bit of high overhead shade. Woodland, walkways, borders, everywhere really where you need a touch of graceful elegance and a vivid color to brighten up dark days. Turns russet tones before losing its leaves in the fall.

Biome: Mesic, Oregon Coast
USDA Hardiness zone: Zn5a -15º to -20ºF
Foliage color: Chartreuse/Gold
Foliage season: Winter Deciduous

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Photo Credit

HAMA Full, HAMA Leaves1 (©2022 Cheri Moland)