Hakonechloa Lemon Zest™ Hakone Grass

Ornamental Japanese Forest Grass for Shade
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Features to Note


5 - 9

Mature Height

12 IN

Mature Width

24 IN

Light Requirements

Part Shade

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy, Clay

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
5 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Hakonechloa Lemon Zest™ Hakone Grass is a deciduous perennial grass, grown for its distinctive foliage that adds bold color, dramatic texture, and delicate movement to the garden. Lemon Zest is considered one of the lightest and brightest of the ornamental grasses, enlivening dark, shady spaces with its brilliant chartreuse color and lemony yellow and ivory white variegation. The plant's slender, linear, gracefully arching leaves gently stir and whisper in the breeze. Softly cascading, they give the plant an elegant waterfall appearance.

A Hakonechloa macra, commonly called Hakone grass or Japanese forest grass, Lemon Zest has a slow growth rate and a loose, mounding habit. The rhizomatous plant spreads but is never invasive. Shown to best effect when mass planted, this Hakone grass is perfect for under planting as ground cover. But it's also a great bed, border, or container plant.

Low maintenance, Lemon Zest Hakone Grass grows best in shady to partly shady locations with humus-rich, consistently moist, well-draining soil. Best color is in dappled shade. Do not prune.


Item Form: Trade Gallon
Genus: Hakonechloa
Species: macra
Variety: 'HakBri1'
Category: Perennials
Habit: Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low: 5
USDA Zone High: 9
Bloom Color: Pink, White
Max Bloom Size: 12.000000
Bloom Season Start: Early Summer
Bloom Season End: Mid Summer
Foliage Color: Variegated
Harvest Season: Mid Summer
Characteristics: Easy Care Plants, Flower
Uses: Beds, Border, Containers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, HI, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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