Hakonechloa macra Aureola
Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ is a clump forming compact deciduous perennialgrass suitable for growing in borders or containers. This wonderful ornamental grass grows well in sun or shade; its colour will vary according to the light conditions. In the shade, the leaves take on a lime green colour and in full sun a creamy gold with reddish pink tints in autumn.
Details Hakonechloa macra Aureola
- Pot size: 9 cm
- Blooms: August – October
- Leaf colour: Green
- Full grown: 2 Years
- Full grown height: 1 m – 1.25 m
- Full grown width: 25 – 50 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Plant spacing: 35 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Hakonechloa Macra Aureola
Suitable for any well drained soil, plant in a sunny or partially shaded position. Enrich the planting site with organic matter prior to planting. Leave plenty of space between tall varieties. Plant in a hole deep enough so that the root ball will be a little deeper than the plant was growing in it’s container.
Water well after planting and for a few weeks until the plant is established. Mulch grasses with organic material in the autumn to protect roots and shoots from freezing. Grasses which die back completely in winter can be rejuvenated by cutting the entire plant back to about 10cm in early spring.
Divide grasses every few years in the spring just as they are beginning to break dormancy. Dig the plant up and cut the clump into divisions with a sharp knife or spade, replant the divisions.