Photo Courtesy of Meridian Young Plants

Hakonechloa macra Beni-Kaze (Japanese Forest Grass )

Dense clumps of arching stems, with leaves in various shades of green and red cascade in layers resemble dwarf bamboo. Hidden among the foliage are tiny delicate green flower heads. The foliage turns to an attractive purple-red 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