All-Gold Japanese Forest Grass

Hakonechloa macra 'All-Gold'

Growzone: 4-9

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This Plants Growzone: 4-9
Growing Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: 2 Feet
Mature Width: 2 Feet
Sunlight: Partial Shade
Water Requirements: Average
Selling Points: Deer Resistant, rock gardens, borders, containers

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The shade-loving Golden-Yellow leaves of Hackenochloa All-Gold have narrow Golden Yellow Leaves. The arching flow of the leaves gives a sense of movement, much like a cascading waterfall. Plant this grass where it will cascade down slopes, drape over rocks, spill over the edges of walls or in the border or a container.

  • Nice, vibrant color really gives a pop to your yard.
  • It can grow in shade or sun but the sun will give it a brighter gold color.
  • Virtually problem-free.
  • Great for small gardens.

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Full Description

Golden Japanese Forest Grass ‘All-Gold’ is a golden leaved form of Hakone grass. It is a rhizomatous, deciduous perennial grass that typically grows in dense spreading clumps to 15” tall and features gracefully arching green leaves variegated with gold longitudinal striping. Yellow-green flowers appear in loose, nodding panicles in mid-summer. Species plants reportedly have better winter hardiness and perform better in full sun exposures than ‘All-Gold’. Japanese Forest Grass is Best grown in humusy, consistently moist, well-drained soils in part shade. Tolerates close to full shade, particularly in the hot summer climates of the deep South. Best growth occurs in climates with cool summer temperatures. Plant foliage will burn in full sun locations. Plant foliage will lose color intensity (particularly on variegated leaf cultivars) in full shade. Clumps spread by rhizomes, but are not considered to be invasive. Mulch in winter. Trim foliage to the ground in late winter to early spring before the new shoots emerge. Propagation is easiest by division. Species plants (not cultivars thereof) may be grown by seed. Leaf variegation color is affected by the amount of sun exposure and the growing climate. Other common names include forest grass and Japanese forest grass. Gracefully arching, linear-lanceolate, bright green leaves (to 10" long and 3/8" wide) form dense, spreading, cascading mounds to 12-18" tall and to 24" wide. Leaves have a papery texture resembling the leaves of some types of bamboo. Genus name comes from the Japanese place named Hakone and the Greek word chloa meaning a grass. Specific epithet means large.


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