Hakonechloa macra

Hakonechloa macra

Ornamental grass

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Hakonechloa macra
  • Common name: Ornamental grass
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 40cm

Spread: 45cm

Foliage colour:
  • Golden
  • Features: Autumn colour

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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