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Hakonechloa macra


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Autumn colour



Skill level


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

Plant details

One of the most eye-catching small grasses, forming elegant arching clumps of foliage throughout the season. Hakonechloa macra is superb with hostas and other ornamental grasses liking similar conditions, and outstanding grown on its own in a striking container.

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Hakonechloa

Species: macra

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

Flowering period: June to July

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