Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit. (1993)
Common Name : golden hakonechloaFamily : PoaceaeType : Grass-likeHabit : TuftedFoliage : DeciduousSunlight : Part Shade / Full ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Summer - AutumnHardiness: Hardy in the severest European continental climates < -20°
An eye-catching small ornamental grass, which forms cascading hummocks of vividly striped bright yellow and green foliage.The narrow leaves keep their colour throughout the season, and often when the plant is grown in full sun it develops a reddish tinge. In late summer and autumn, pale green, slender, flower spikelets appear, giving a billowing lightness to planted drifts. It is useful as a simple understorey to light shrubs and as a soft edging to paths or steps. The clean, minimalist style of this grass makes it a good choice for formal courtyards or in minimalist urban planters.