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Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Description:

A very lovely small grass which forms elegant arching clumps of vividly striped bright gold and lime-green foliage that holds its colour throughout the season. A great grass for autumn interest as the low growing tufts turn purplish red .

Looks good with other ornamental grasses and is useful as a simple understorey to light shrubs .

Also useful as a soft edging to paths or steps and striking when grown on its own in a container. The clean, style of this grass makes it a good choice for formal courtyards or in minimalist urban planters. Can also be used in Japanese style plantings .

Looks best when planted in mass swathes in a large border.

Climate/Position: Full sun or partial shade

Height/Spread: Up to 40 cm height 45cm spread

Soil Requirements: Moist well drained soil, humus rich. Good compost at planting aids establishment.

Pruning: Cut back old foliage and flowers to ground level before new growth emerges in spring then apply a light mulch (3cm) of well-rotted garden compost.

Special Requirements:

Referred to as Japanese Hakone grass, it is native to the mountain regions of Honshu Island, Japan.