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Japanese Forest Grass Nicholas

No longer available this season.
Nicholas has solid green leaves that change in fall to orange/red. Another beautiful Japanese grass. PP#19898 (Hakonechloa macra)
key features
Botanical Name
Hakonechloa macra
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant, Winter Interest, Container Planting
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
8-16" tall
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all season


Nicholas is another in the beautiful parade of Japanese Forest Grasses recently brought to the U.S. Like Aureola, the first import, this one is already a popular alternative, with its stunning fall foliage.

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.