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Published: Thursday, July 4, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Plants of Merit: Golden Japanese forest grass

  • Golden Japanese forest grass thrives in full sun but also will tolerate partial shade.

    Sandra Schumacher

    Golden Japanese forest grass thrives in full sun but also will tolerate partial shade.

WHAT: Hakonechloa macra Aureola is also known as golden Japanese forest grass. Its long leaves move gracefully in the wind, and its coloration is a bright spot in any garden.
Used in multiples, it is a stunning addition to a pathway or front-of-the-border repetitive planting.
SUN OR SHADE: Full sun is necessary to achieve the maximum golden color, but it will tolerate partial shade, where it develops a sharp contrast between the green and yellow coloration.
SIZE: This grass grows to 3 feet in approximately three years.
SEE IT: At the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett, or take a virtual tour of the gardens at
Sandra Schumacher
Story tags » Gardening

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