Hakonechloa macra 'Samurai'

Hakonechloa macra ‘Samurai’

Japanese forest grass

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

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Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Hakonechloa macra 'Samurai'
  • Common name: Japanese forest grass
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Green

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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Hakonechloa macra ‘Samurai’ bears attractive mounds of broad, cream-white and green variegated leaves. 

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For best results, grow Hakonechloa macra ‘Samurai’ in moist, humus-rich soil in partial shade. Cut foliage down before new growth starts in spring and mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost.

How to grow Hakonechloa 'Samurai'

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    40cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Partial shade
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Hakonechloa 'Samurai' and wildlife

Hakonechloa 'Samurai' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Hakonechloa 'Samurai' poisonous?

Hakonechloa 'Samurai' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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