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All-Gold Japanese Forest Grass

Hakonechloa macra 'All-Gold'

These shade-loving perennials are easy to care for but will burn in the afternoon sun. The long, golden-yellow leaves form cascading mounds that are sure to vibrance to your landscape. Perfect when planted in masses along border hardens.

Growzone: 4-9

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All-GoldĀ Japanese Forest Grass for Sale Online

The All-Gold Japanese Forest Grass, (Hakonechloa macra 'All-Gold')is a golden leaved form of Hakone grass. Other common names include forest grass and Japanese forest grass. It has narrow bright golden-yellow leaves that stretch to 10 inches long and gracefully arch to form dense, spreading mounds that can reach 2 feet tall and wide.

As full sun exposure will burn the leaves, this deciduous perennial loves to be planted in part shade or full shade. The leaves have a papery texture and are not dense enough to withstand the afternoon sun. It is virtually problem-free, and deer resistant, making this grass perfect for gardeners of any skill level. Just plant it in humus-rich, well-drained soil and it's a sure winner!

Although this Japanese Forest grass can tolerate hardiness zones 4 through 9, it typically grows best in locations with cooler summers.

This Ornamental grass is perfect for small gardens, but even better when planted where it will cascade down slopes, drape over rocks, spill over the edges of walls or in the border or a container.

Genus name comes from the Japanese place named Hakone and the Greek word chloa meaning a grass. Specific epithet means large.

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
This Plants Growzone: 4-9
All-Gold Japanese Forest Grass Hardiness Zone

How to Care for All-Gold Japanese Forest Grass

Before you buy an All-Gold Japanese Forest Grass, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

How do I plant an All-Gold Japanese Forest Grass?

How do I plant an All-Gold Japanese Forest Grass?

When planting your Forest Grass, dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not any deeper. When you buy an All-Gold Japanese Forest Grass with Garden Goods Direct, it will be delivered to your doorstep in a container. Use the container it was delivered in as a guide for how to measure the depth. If the shrub sits too deep in the soil, it runs the risk of drowning and developing root rot. Backfill the hole with a mix of the original soil and compost or topsoil.

What type of mulch should I use for All-Gold Japanese Forest Grasses?

What type of mulch should I use for All-Gold Japanese Forest Grasses?

We highly recommend that you mulch your Acorus Ogon with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch in the winter to prepare for spring growth. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A two to three-inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. It's better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or base of the plant.

How do I prune my Gold Japanese Forest Grass?

How do I prune my Gold Japanese Forest Grass?

In late winter to early spring, remove any witner-damaged foliage. Cut back foliage to the ground and soon enough, new shoots will emerge and it will be as good as new! Cutting back will promote new growth, giving you a healthier plant.

How often do I water my All-Gold Japanese Grass?

How often do I water my All-Gold Japanese Grass?

After planting your newly purchased perennial, give it a slow, deep watering to allow the roots to settle. While the roots are establishing, water regularly to prevent dry soil. Once it is established, you can limit the waterings to once a week.


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