Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
Japanese Forest Grass
syn. Hakone Grass
30 - 60 cm
light green - cream
chartreuse with green stripes
humus-rich, well drained, moist
acid - neutral - alkaline
garden variety, the species is native to Japan
Hakonechloa is a monotypic genus in the grass family, Poaceae, that is native to Japan. It is shade tolerant and many garden varieties are available.
Division in spring or fall.
A medium sized ornamental grass that grows best in partial shade in humus-rich, well drained, moist soil. It's best to trim withered foliage in spring before new growth begins to emerge. It's good to shelter the plant during winter by a cover of leaves or compost.