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Hakonechloa macra Japanese Forest Grass Plant

Hakonechloa macra Japanese Forest Grass Plant

Fall foliage is vivid orange

Item # 49204
Ships in Fall at the proper planting time for your zone. View Schedule
Its cascading foliage resembling a tiny waterfall, Hakonechloa macra Japanese Forest Grass Plant is a splendid ornamental grass for the shade. The leaves are pale green and very lush, arising in a many-layered fashion on slow-growing plants. And in autumn, the foliage turns a bright shade of orange.

Hakonechloa macra Japanese Forest Grass Plant sets its foliage in an arching habit, so that the leaves lie over and downwards, adding lovely texture to any setting. Make them tumble over rocks or ripple downwards on a slope. When planted en masse, they contribute stunning texture to the garden.

Reaching 12 to 18 inches high and wide, Hakonechloa macra Japanese Forest Grass Plant is very easy to grow in rich, consistently moist soil. It is a slow grower, making it a good choice for containers and other limited spaces. But as long as it is not allowed to dry out, it will continue to slowly spread in the shade. Zones 6-9.Z 6-9; part/full shade; H: 12-18", W: 12-18"

Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:

1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.