Common Name: Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass, Ornamental Grass
A brilliant grass that absolutely glows in the shade! This all-gold version of Hakonechloa macra is brighter in color than ‘Aureola’, has a more upright habit, and is a more vigorous grower. It tends to be more chartreuse in heavier shade, and brighter gold in more sun.
Though this grass does spread by rhizomes, it is a slow grower and will not rapidly overtake its neighbors. Plant it where it can cascade down slopes, drape over rocks, crawl over the edges of walls, at the front of the garden, or even in containers.
Hakonechloa is grown mainly for its beautiful foliage, though it does produce seed heads. Tiny, inconspicuous reddish brown flower spiklets appear in airy clusters from late summer thru early fall.