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Golden Hakonechloa Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Phonetic Spelling
hah-koh-no-KLO-uh MAK-ruh
Description

Aureola is a variegated form of Hakone grass, having yellow leaves with a narrow green stripe near the leaf margin.  When grown in part shade, the yellow tones in the foliage will predominate. In more intense shade, the variegation will be lime green. It has a cascading habit in which most of the leaves arch in the same direction, appearing much like a golden waterfall and is attractive when cascading down slopes,  over rocks or the sides of containers. 

Hakone grass requires a rich, consistently moist, well-drained soil.  Leaves may scorch in the heat if moisture is inconsistent.
 

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Tags:
#arching#foliage#container plant#yellow-green#shade garden#variegated leaves#low maintenance#slopes#ornamental grass#moist soil#mounding#well-drained soil#cascading#deer resistant#rock gardens#asian garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#arching#foliage#container plant#yellow-green#shade garden#variegated leaves#low maintenance#slopes#ornamental grass#moist soil#mounding#well-drained soil#cascading#deer resistant#rock gardens#asian garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hakonechloa
    Species:
    macra
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Cascading
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Panicle
    Spike
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    yellow leaves with a narrow green stripe near the leaf margin
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Rock Wall
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Rock Garden
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer