Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

Hakonechloa macra Aureola (Variegated Japanese Forest Grass )

Dense clumps of arching stems, with brilliant golden variegated leaves in cascading layers resemble dwarf bamboo. Hidden among the foliage are tiny delicate green flower heads. The foliage turns to an attractive copper-orange shade as the weather cools. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Shade tolerant


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture