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When Japanese Forest Grass Aureola was introduced into the US in the mid-nineties, it created a sensation. For example, the University. of Arkansas published a paper on it saying, that it had created much excitement amongst gardeners, especially..since it is... uniquely beautiful, long-lived and well behaved. Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra Aureola) is just such a plant.
This beauty grows naturally on mountainside cliffs on Japans main island, and in American gardens, reaches only 8 or 12 inches. It spreads very slowly, by underground roots, as clumps enlarge.
|Common Name||Japanese Forest Grass|
|Botanical Name||Hakonechloa macra|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade|
|Mature Height||8-16" tall|
|Estimated Mature Spread||18-24" wide|
|Bloom Time||Foliage plant all season|
|Planting Depth||Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Containers, Winter Interest|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat. The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.
Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.View Shipping Rate Chart
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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