Shaded sections of the Japanese garden rely on subtle color contrast and bold textural differences to create interest. Here chartreuse and green hostas surround the base of a tree while variegated hakone grass softens the edge of the bed.
Hakonechloa macra 'aureola' Bright variegation golden yellow foliage with green striped margins. Slow growing but worth the wait, in the sun the foliage has a golden glow. Ideal for borders and mass planting. Grows high x wide.