Telford, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
Common name   Gold variegated Hakone grass
Hardiness Zone   4 - 9
Sun   part shade
Soil   medium moisture
Flower color   green
Bloom time   July - August
Height   1 to 2 feet
Spread   1 to 2 feet

General Culture:
Best grown in moist, humusy, well-drained soils in part shade. Best quality leaf color for the variegated ‘Aureola’ is usually achieved in part shade. Spreads by rhizomes, but is not considered to be invasive. Mulch in winter. Trim foliage to the ground in late winter to early spring before the new shoots emerge.

Noteworthy Characteristics:
H. m. 'Aureola' is a deciduous rhizomatous perennial grass that typically grows in dense spreading clumps to 1-2’ tall and features gracefully arching green leaves variegated with yellowish longitudinal striping. Yellow-green flowers appear in loose, nodding panicles in mid summer.
No serious insect or disease problems. Root heaving can be a problem in winter. Leaves may scorch in hot summers, particularly when consistent moisture is not maintained.
Shade or woodland gardens. Shaded areas of mixed borders. Along paths and walks. Containers.