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All Gold Golden Hakone Grass

1-Quart
Item # 49211
$19.95
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Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold'

Great for woodland settings.
Brighten the shade naturally with this splendid Golden Hakone Grass, an upright, vigorous cultivar that grows slowly but surely into a large, magnificent clump. 'All Gold' is the most spectacular Hakonechloa yet, delighting with its exquisite foliage color and its elegant habit.

Less cascading and far brighter than 'Aureola,' 'All Gold' adds gleaming yellow tones to the shade. This slow grower shows its best color in partial sun, but grows readily in any moist soil, even dense shade (where it will be more chartreuse than golden). In late summer to early fall, tiny russet-brown flower spikes top the plant. These may be trimmed or left alone, according to your taste; they are not particularly ornamental.

'All Gold' reaches 14 inches high and 18 inches wide in most climates. Unpalatable to deer, it is a good choice even for open and woodland settings. Zones 5-9.

Genus Hakonechloa
Species macra
Variety 'All Gold'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Plant Height 14 in
Plant Width 18 in
Foliage Color Gold
Light Requirements Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Uses Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Ornamental
Restrictions Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, Canada
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 1 Reviews Write a Review
Great Grass to Brighten Shaded Area
James from NC wrote (March 02, 2012):
This is a wonderful grass for the shaded garden. My experience with it is quite stellar. It is a true survivor. It likes a combination of moisture and shade, unlike most grasses you'll find for sale. H. macra 'Allgold' steadily increases to "wow" each year. It fades slightly throughout the summer, but it still maintains a wonderful chartreuse color.
Ornamental Grasses

Planting:

Set plants in a sunny location, spacing appropriate to the ultimate height and spread of the species. Grasses are widely tolerant of soils. Many will thrive in wet soils, and are excellent planted by the water’s edge, but many will tolerate poor, dry soils.


Maintenance:

While grasses may require two to three seasons to become fully established, they are of the easiest, most trouble-free culture. They’ll withstand drought once established, and are virtually untouched by insects and diseases.

The only pruning needed is to annually cut back to ground level in late winter or very very early spring to allow for enjoying the dried foliage in the winter landscape. We recommend a winter mulch. Once established, clumps may require dividing from time to time. To dry, cut before seed ripens, and hang upside-down in a dark place.


Zones:

Zones various

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