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All-Gold Japanese Forest Grass for Sale Online
The All-Gold Japanese Forest Grass, or 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 the full sun burns the leaves, this perennial grass loves to be planted in part or full shade. The leaves have a papery texture and are not dense enough to withstand the afternoon sun. Just plant it in humus-rich, well-drained soil, and it's a sure winner! It is virtually problem-free and deer resistant, making this grass perfect for gardeners of any skill level.
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. Great when used as a groundcover in shaded areas of the garden. Works well in mixed containers for the patio.
|Full to Partial shade
|Deer resistant, rock gardens, borders, containers
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?
When planting your All Gold Japanese 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?
We highly recommend that you mulch your All-Gold Japanese Forest Grass 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.
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 Forest Grass?
After planting your newly purchased All-Gold Japanese Forest Grass, 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.