Hakonechloa macra


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Autumn colour



Skill level


Hakonechloa macra

Plant details

Hakonechloa macra is an eye-catching ornamental grass, forming clumps of elegant arching foliage throughout the season. It works well as path edging or underplanting shrubs, and looks stunning when combined with hostas and other ornamental grasses. But it works equally well on its own, especially as a focal point in a container. Its architectural blooms can be dried and used in flower arranging.

Grow Hakonechloa macra in moist, hummus-rich soil in cool shade. Cut foliage down before new growth starts in spring and mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost.

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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