Hakonechloa is a striking ornamental grass, native to Japan. The low-arching foliage looks good alongside a path and at the front of a border. Also suitable for use as ground cover.
It has a fabulous, autumn colour ranging from golden-yellow to orange-yellow. Keep in mind that Hakonechloa is a slow grower.
Hakonechloa macro has fresh, green foliage and produces lime-green flowers in summer. The blades take on a golden-yellow colour in late autumn.
Hakonechloa macra ‘Albovariegata’
There are also variegated Hakone grasses available. Choice varieties include the white-variegated Hakonechloa macra ‘Albovariegata’ which has pretty, yellow and cream-white foliage with stripes of green.
Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’
Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’ forms mounds of golden-yellow leaves and is an excellent low ground cover. ‘All Gold’ doesn’t tolerate afternoon sun. It will do best in partial shade.