Golden hakonechloa

Hakonechloa macra 'Alboaurea'

Golden hakonechloa - Hakonechloa macra  'Alboaurea'

Common Name: Golden hakonechloa
Genus: Hakonechloa
Species: macra
Cultivar: 'Alboaurea'

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.35 m (35 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green
Foliage Colour: Green, YellowFlowering Period: August to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained




    An eye-catching small ornamental grass which forms cascading hummocks of vividly striped bright yellow and green striped foliage. The narrow leaves keep their colour throughout the season and often when the plant is grown in full sun it develops a reddish tinge. In late summer and autumn pale green needle-like flower spikes appear giving a billowing lightness to planted drifts. It is useful as a simple understorey to light shrubs and as a soft edging to paths or steps. The clean minimalist style of this grass makes it a good choice for formal courtyards or in minimalist urban planters.
  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost into the planting hole. Leave flower heads to dry out through the winter adding valuable texture to plantings. Apply a light mulch (3cm) of well-rotted garden compost after cutting back old foliage and before new growth emerges in spring.
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