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Golden Japanese Forest Grass

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A graceful, colorful groundcover for shady areas. Slender stems hold bright yellow foliage with thin green stripes having the effect of a tiny bamboo. Great in containers. Perennial Plant of the Year for 2009. Deciduous. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja


  • Partial Sun

  • Moderate

  • Height
    2 feet or less

  • Spread
    1—2 feet

Availability: Out of stock



Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
Plant Type Ground Covers, Perennials, Ornamental Grass
Plant Subtype SMALL GRASSES
Foliage Color Yellow
Light Needs Partial Sun
Water Needs Moderate
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 4 - 9
Height 2 feet or less
Spread 1—2 feet
Special Uses Clump Forming, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance
Landscape Uses Border, Container, Rock Garden
Flower Color Green
Bloom Time Fall, Summer

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