Rotary Botanical Gardens - Hort Blog: Hakone Grass - A Shade Garden Must Have

"All Gold" Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra) cascading from rock wall gaps - Rotary Botanical Gardens

Hakonchloa macra - Hakone grass (Japanese forest grass) 'Aureola' clumping groundcover

Hakonchloa macra - Hakone grass (Japanese forest grass) 'Aureola' clumping groundcover ornamental grass, landscaping with ornamental grass, drought tolerant grass, grass for full sun.

Fatsia Japonica (large plant) and Japanese Forest grass, aka Hakone Grass. Info on Japanese Aralia or Fasia here: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54890/#b

Fatsia Japonica (large plant) and Japanese Forest grass,(Hakone Grass -expensive)

PlantFiles: Detailed information on Asparagus Fern, Sprenger Asparagus Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri'

PlantFiles: Detailed information on Japanese Holly, Boxleaf Holly, Box-leaved Holly Ilex crenata 'Snowflake'

Japanese gardens 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.

Elements of a Japanese Garden

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.

Photo of golden Japanese forest grass. This ornamental grass grows in shade. - David Beaulieu

Which Ornamental Grasses Will Deer Leave Alone?

Strike Gold With Hakone Grass: Photo of golden Japanese forest grass.

Japanese Forest Grass - Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold'. It's a Hakone grass. http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/ornamental-grasses/

All Gold Japanese Forest Grass Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold' Item USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9 A graceful, colorful groundcover for shad.

A Golden Hakone Grass with red blooms and green-striped yellow leaves that turn red in fall.

Hakonechloa Golden Hakone Grass

Golden Hakone is a lovely shade plant perfect as a ground cover under your trees.

Strike Gold With Hakone Grass

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.

Golden Hakone Grass-  Full sun to partial shade- 12-14" tall-  wonder if the bunnies would hide out in there.

Golden Hakone Grass: Full sun to partial shade, Height: tall, Deer Resistant, Bloom Time: Late summer Size: Zones: 5 to 9

All Gold Golden Hakone Grass 2014 Two clumps outside study along bluestone path.  2015 one is gone, other is barely there.  Either too much shade or I need to buy bigger plants.  Small ones seemed to fade away.

Hakonechloa 'All Gold'

Great looking shade container arrangement from Pot Inc. of begonias, coleus…

Part shade colorful container garden: begonias, coleus, margarita vine, hakone grass, and creeping jenny. Dark charcoal gray window trim and window box against light walls are striking.

Hakone Grass - Dense mounds of brightly colored, pale green leaves are flushed with red in fall. Hakone grass makes an excellent container plant.

Ornamental grass can add a splash of color to your garden. HGTV Gardens has the best grasses to brighten up your landscape.

Browse pictures and read growth / cultivation information about Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra) 'Aureola' supplied by member gardeners in the PlantFiles database at Dave's G...

Browse pictures and read growth / cultivation information about Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra) 'Aureola' supplied by member gardeners in the PlantFiles database at Dave's G.

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