All Gold Japanese Forest Grass

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Japanese Forest Grass ‘All Gold’ provides delicate beauty to the shade garden. Bright gold foliage gently flows to form cascading mounds. Foliage is papery like bamboo, providing textural contrast in the garden. Plants spread slowly to produce a vibrant groundcover. Partner with purple and deep green foliage for contrast. Low maintenance and pest free. (Hakonechloa macra)
Zones 5 - 9
Deer Resistant
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size12-18" tall , 12-18" wide
Bloom TimeFoliage plant all season

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
12-18” tall x 12-18” wide. Japanese Forest Grass ‘All Gold’ brightens shady beds and woodland gardens with dramatic color. Plant in masses along paths and terraces to soften edges and provide illumination. Japanese forest grass looks lovely sprawled across large rocks and flowing from containers. Plants require adequate moisture for best performance, but also require adequate drainage. Rich and evenly moist organic soils provide an optimal planting site. In hot southern regions plants will require more shade, but in cooler regions, dappled light is ideal for developing rich golden color. Foliage takes on a chartreuse color in full shade and will burn in full sun. Japanese forest grass grows beneath black walnut trees and looks stunning massed in the tree’s shade. Mulch plants in winter to protect crowns from heaving and freeze-thaw damage.
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Common Name
All Gold Japanese Forest Grass
Botanical Name
Hakonechloa macra All Gold
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Growth Rate
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
Ornamental spiky golden-yellow blades.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Deer Resistant, Good For Containers, Groundcover
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

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