Hakonechloa macra

Hakonechloa - Hakonechloa macra

Common Name: Hakonechloa
Genus: Hakonechloa
Species: macra

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Suitable for growing in containers, Has colourful autumn foliage

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

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Green
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

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

A small ornamental grass native to the wet rocky cliffs of Japan's Honshu Island including the area around Mount Hakone after which the species is named. It is a slow spreading semi-evergreen grass which builds into gently cascading hummocks of bright green that are useful as a simple understorey to light shrubs and as a soft edging to paths or steps. Fine light sprays of lime green flowers appear during June and July giving a billowing lightness to planted drifts. The clean minimalist style of this grass makes it a good choice for formal courtyards or in minimalist urban planters and the fresh green foliage gradually acquires rich russet tones as autumn advances.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost into the planting hold. 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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