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Japanese Forest Grass Aureola

This is a beautiful variegated grass that forms handsome fountain-like plants growing only 8-12 inches tall. (Hakonechloa macra)

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Plant - 3.5" pot

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Details:

Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7
Plant Size: 8-12" tall, 12-16" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Foliage plant all season
Shipping: Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 19ORN
Common Name Japanese Forest Grass
Botanical Name Hakonechloa macra
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Estimated Mature Height 8-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-16" 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
Special Groups N/A
Foliage Color Variegated
Evergreen N/A
Native N/A
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Soil Moisture Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Containers, Borders, Winter Interest
Additional Information N/A
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This plant, when introduced into the US in the mid-nineties, 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.

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  • Fountain Grass Karley Rose

    Fountain Grass Karley Rose

  • Garden Gloves

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  • Yarrow Paprika

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Will let you know in 5 years

By Leah

from Chicago, IL

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Pros

  • Vivid Colors

Cons

  • Slow Growth

Best Uses

    Comments about American Meadows Japanese Forest Grass Aureola:

    Received the product and it was only 3-4 inches tall. Since putting it in the ground it has not yet grown. Maybe in 5 years I can let you know how it will look, but doubt it will make it through winter.

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    slow grower

    By snowbird

    from SE Alaska

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Requires Gardening Experience
      • Slow Growth

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Japanese Forest Grass Aureola:

        very slow growing. Only came up about 3 inches for the whole Summer. I hope it comes back next year. Maybe once it gets a good start it will grow better.

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        Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
        • Fountain Grass Karley Rose

          Fountain Grass Karley Rose

        • Garden Gloves

          Garden Gloves

        • Yarrow Paprika

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        Shipping

        Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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        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 ‘Details’ tab 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.

        Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
        • Fountain Grass Karley Rose

          Fountain Grass Karley Rose

        • Garden Gloves

          Garden Gloves

        • Yarrow Paprika

          Yarrow Paprika

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