Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’

Scientific name: Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’


Common names: “Japanese forest grass”

Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial


Zone: 5-9

Light: Can take full sun but prefers dappled shade, part shade – full shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Humus rich fertile soil

Moisture: Evenly moist well drained


Plant Size: H 12-18″ W 18-24″

Leaf and Stem shape: Mounds of bright golden green leaves

Flower: Airy sprays of green flowers in mid- to late summer

Maintenance: Zero, or can cut back in late fall early spring

Landscape use: Woodland garden, groundcover, shade garden, edging, container

Propagate: By seed, division and tissue culture

Pests & Disease: None in Victoria

*Deer resistant

Comments: Very long lived, different from other grasses in how it all tends to grow in the same direction, good indicator plant of too dry conditions – wilts in drought and revives well


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