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Hakonechloa macra 'Samurai'

Common Name(s):

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

'Samurai' is an ornamental grass that makes a statement in a woodland garden with its graceful arching clumps and creamy white and green variegated leaves.  Works well as a container plant.

It grows best in moist, humus-rich soils in partial shade.  The foliage should be cut down before the new growth begins in the spring.  

 

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#arching#showy leaves#interesting leaves#flower arrangements#clumps#asian garden#dried arrangements
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#arching#showy leaves#interesting leaves#flower arrangements#clumps#asian garden#dried arrangements
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hakonechloa
    Species:
    macra
    Family:
    Poaecae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Cascading
    Clumping
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Dried
    Showy
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Cream white and green variegated leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Specimen