Aureola Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola')
hak-on-eh-KLO-ah MAK-rah 'Aureola'

Deciduous Perennial Mounding in the Poaceae Family
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Size Notes Price Availability
Tray of 6 #1 gallons Field

8+" high; yellow & green foliage; GREAT!



Plant Data

Mature Size 12 - 24 inches tall. 14 - 18 inches wide.
Growth Rate Slow
Sun Exposure Full Shade - Partial Shade
Moisture Tolerance Medium
Zones 4a - 8b (Usually hardy to -30° F)
Tags Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Full Shade, Grasses, Grown For Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Medium, Partial Shade, Perennial, Popular For Fall, Shade Tolerant Ornamental Grass, Partial Sun Perennials, Small Perennials, Spring Blooming Perennials
Bloom Period July to August
Flower Color Yellow-Green
Foliage Color



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We order from a rotating cast of the best nurseries in the Great Lakes region. It looks like we've offered this plant in the past, but the nurseries we're working with this week don't appear to have it in stock at the moment.

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