Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’
Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Common Name : golden hakonechloaType : Grass-likeHabit : TuftedHeight : 0.1-0.5 metresSpread : 0.5-1 metresFoliage : DeciduousHardiness : H7
Hardy in the severest European continental climates < -20°
Sunlight : Part Shade / Full ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Summer - Autumn

Hakonechloa is a deciduous perennial grass forming a compact tuft of arching stems bearing linear leaves, with arching flower panicles in late summer and autumn. ‘Aureola’ is a neat, clump-forming deciduous grass to 30cm, with narrow, arching, green-striped, bright yellow leaves, often reddish-tinged in autumn and early winter. Flowers insignificant.

See http://www.gpnmag.com/article/hakonechloa-macra-aureola/

2020 – Re-starting at the beginning of March. Beautiful foliage in April.

2019 – Re-starting in early March. Beautiful foliage in May.

2018 – Only 2 specimens overwintered. Beautiful foliage in late May.

2017: Planted 3 specimens in March 2017 in the western border. Slightly suffered from the unusual heat at the beginning of April. Really not a pretty sight at the end of April. Shaved off the ugly specimen at the end of April. Early May relocated 2 specimens under the pergola in P19 and the ugly specimen remained in a pot for observation. Still ugly end of May. Best appearance mid June for the 2 specimens under the pergola, a few shoots for the potted specimen. Good recovery of the 3 specimens in July (regular watering).

See on garden plan - Coordinates: C13