Scientific Name: Hakonechloa macra
Common Name: golden variegated hakonechloa
Family Name: Poaceae
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like)
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Dense, Horizontal, Spreading
Form: Mounded, Weeping
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Alpine, Aquatic - ponds, Container planting, Fall interest, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Hanging basket, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Rock garden, Small garden/space, Summer interest, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Spikelet, Green, Aug-Sep
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Yellow, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Graceful cascading mounds of arching leaves up to 25cm long x 15mm wide, alternate, most cultivars variegated gold and green.