- Botanical Name:Hakonechloa macra ‘Beni-kaze’
- Height:2 – 3 feet.
- Spacing:2 – 4 feet.
- Depth:Plant at same depth as it is in the pot.
- Spread:2 – 3 feet.
- Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Blooms:Late Summer.
- Flower Form:Pale green spikelets. Not significant.
- Soil Requirements:Well-drained, fertile, humus rich soil.
- Growth Rate:Moderate.
- Pruning:Cut to base in late winter or early spring.
- Foliage:Mounds of arching linear green leaves which turn to rich red tones in fall.
- Comments:Beni-kaze translates to “red wind”. Describes its flowing nature and beautiful fall color. Flowing mound of green grass blades that turn a brilliant red for the fall season. Great for cascading over a bank or retaining wall. Tolerates a light shade area without compromising on the great fall color. Compliments most broad leaf plants nicely in the landscape setting.
Slender, bright green, softly flowing leaves form a flowing mound shape that’s very attractive in borders and the garden. In late summer, green blades develop red streaks that progress to deep red, orange and gold in late fall. Deer tend to avoid. Grows 18-24 in. tall. Plant in full sun to partial shade.