Grass, Japanese Golden Forest


Description: This captivating grass has variegated yellow leaves with narrow green margins. In the fall this grass turns a reddish-pink color. The beautiful foliage of this grass is perfect for the formal Japanese garden.

Common Name: Japanese Golden Forest Grass

Scientific Name: Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass

Exposure: Partial Sun - Partial Shade

Size: 2'height, 3' spread

Foliage Color: Goldish-Yellow with narrow Green margins in the Spring & Summer. Reddish-Pink in full Sun in the Fall.

Landscape Use: Border, Container, Rock Gardens, Water Gardens, Mass Groupings

Soil: Well-Drained, Fertile, Compost rich

Zone: 5 - 9

Growth Rate: Moderate

Companion Plants: Avoid other golden-leaved plants, Place by plants with blue foliage, fern, blue hostas, coral bells

Maintenance: Cut back in March 

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