Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Gold Variegated Japanese forest grass

Deciduous, Herbaceous Grass / Grass-Like

A wonderful grass with graceful form; excellent as a single plant or use multiple plants en masse to create flowing sweeps of golden foliage.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 12 - 30 tall x 18 - 30 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Low and Spreading, Mounding
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Colorful, Flowing / Movement

Features: Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Yellow / Gold, Chartreuse / Lime, Green, Mutli-color, Variegated, Yellow
Fall Color: Bronze / Copper

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Beds and Borders, Container, Edging, Groundcover
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deer Resistant
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Plant Behavior: Clumping, Well Behaved / Companionable
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos