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Hakonechloa

Hakonechloa spp.

Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold' Leaves 2448px by Ram-Man (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Hakonechloa Overview

A monotypic genus of deciduous perennial grass in the Poaceae family native to Eastern Asia where it grows in shady forest habitats. The single species, H. macra, commonly known as Hakone grass or Japanese forest grass is a slow-growing compact clump-forming plant with tufts of narrow papery bamboo-like leaves and airy panicles of flower spikelets in late Summer and Autumn. It is grown as a garden ornamental and there are many cultivars available bred for colourful or variegated foliage.

How to propagate Hakonechloa

Seed

Seed in spring or autumn.

Division

By division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.