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Japanese Forest Grass

Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold'

This decorative variety boasts cascading clumps of a beautifully variegated grass.

One of the most gorgeous of ornamental grasses, also one of the few that prefers shady sites. This makes a dwarf mound of narrow golden-yellow leaves with more of a spiky habit compared to other forms. Tiny green flowers are hidden among the leaves. Slow to grow, but eventually makes a wonderful edging. Combines beautifully with Hostas or ferns, since all have similar requirements. Mature clumps may be divided in early spring, but be sure to make the divisions large for best success. Needs afternoon shade but morning sun brings out the best colour.


Bloom Time:

Blooms late summer to fall

Mature Height:

6-8 In

Hardiness Zone:

5-9 Find your zone


Partial Sun,Full Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 65-70° F with 30% shade. They are warm season grasses that are slow to root so avoid cooler temps. Keep evenly moist but not overly wet, can allow to dry slightly between watering. Once actively growing, feed at 50-100 ppm N with each watering. Plants finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.

Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 45-60
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: High

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining soil keeping crown of the plant at the same level it was in the plug. Avoid planting too deeply. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant rooted liners in partial sun to full shade in evenly moist soil. The variegation is most prominent in more shady areas.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.