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Hakonechloa - The Garden Designers favourite

Hakonechloa - The Garden Designers favourite

Hakonechloa are deservedly popular with garden designers and rightly so.  Delicate arching small arrow shaped leaves form a neat moving carpet of leaves that catch every movement of wind around them. 

Hakonechloa lend themselves well to many a planting situation whether formal, mixed border planting, cottage style, mass planting under Acers, Japanese style, minimal style gardens and in the ground or in containers.  Hakonechloa are deciduous and will die right back in the winter months. 

Happy in most soils in a sunny to partially shaded site.  Hakonechloa is an easy plant to grow and is generally pest and disease free too.  They will tolerate an exposed or sheltered site.  It is a very versatile little thing.

Hakonechloa macra  - bright green leaves with red-brown tints in the autumn that persist to the winter months.  Hakonechloa macra will tolerate sun, semi-shade and shade. 

Hakonechloa macra Aureola  - green striped, bright yellow leaves often tinged red in the autumn and early winter.  Hakonechloa macra will tolerate sun to semi-shade.