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Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'/Japanese Forest Grass

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' / Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
Golden edged leaves of plant growing in a shadey location
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Golden edged leaves of plant growing in a shadey location

A clump growing in bright light has a more creamy color

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Scientific Name: Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
Common Name: Japanese Forest Grass
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Ground covers
Comments: Grows in sun to shade and is used as a ground cover and can be handsome as a container plant. In shade the leaves are a lime-green color however, in full sun the foliage is a creamy yellow. In the cool temperatures of early spring and fall, the leaves take on a reddish tint.