Hakonechloa 'Aureola' is hands down the best shade grass. No one should live without it!
Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ is a classic grass for shade and one I wouldn’t be without in my garden. The cascading foliage resembles falling water which makes it marvelous beside a pond or tumbling out of shade borders. Try combining with darker foliage like burgundy heucheras for a WOW! effect in your shade garden. Selected by the Perennial Plant Association as Perennial Plant of the Year 2009.
Common Name: Japanese Forest Grass
Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Full Shade, Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Green
Secondary Bloom Colour: Brown
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Cool, shaded mountainside cliffs.
Award: AGM, GPP
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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