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Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Hakonechloa

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Brown

Feature

Autumn colour

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Martin Hughes-Jones, copyright GAP Photos (211280)

Plant details

One of the most eye-catching small grasses, forming elegant arching clumps of vividly striped bright gold and lime-green foliage that holds its colour throughout the season. When grown in full sun this cultivar often develops a slight reddish tinge. Superb with hostas and other ornamental grasses liking similar conditions, and outstanding grown on its own in a striking container. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Hakonechloa

Species: macra

Cultivar: Aureola

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Brown

Foliage colour: Golden

Feature: Autumn colour

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 40cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: March to March


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