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Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' /Japanese Forest Grass

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'   / Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
Variegation varies with amount of light
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Variegation varies with amount of light

Golden stripes when grown in part shade with good intensity

Foliage will have lime greenish when grown in shade

Excellent border plant because of the dense, drooping foliage

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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
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Green, Yellow
Light Exposure: Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Has variegated foliage with gold longitudnal stripes. Leaves has golden stripes when grown in part sun where it is not exposed to high temperature. In full shade the stripes tend to be lime-green. In full sun the foliage will burn and turn brown. Useful in woodland gardens, along walks and paths an as a container specimen. A planat with nice golden, longitudinal stripes when grown in the part sun where it is not exposed to hot sunlight. When grown in shade the stripes become lime green. It is useful in woodland gardens, along walks and paths, and in containers.