Hakonechloa macra All Gold

available mid May

Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold' photo Suzanne Patry in Chicago Botanical Garden

Gold Hakone Grass

About This Grass

Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold' is a beautiful cultivar of Hakone grass that has proven its worth in our garden. Although it is a slow grower it has produced an impressive clump in a shady corner of our garden where it seems to glow. In a more sunny site it has also thrived and is larger, more vigorous and brighter gold with the morning sun it receives there. This grass combines well with broad leafed shade plants.

  • Height: 30 - 36 cm (12-14 in)
  • Spread: 46 - 60 cm (18-24 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: zone 5
  • Sun or Shade: Partial to full shade
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Leaf Colour: gold
  • Bloom Colour: tan
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits
  • Nature Attraction: none

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Hakone Grass grows best in shaded woodland environments where the soil is moist and fertile. It does not grow well in clay soils and those that dry out. It also dislikes competition from tree roots. It is a slow grower and seldom needs division. In Zone 4 leave the old foliage on for the winter and do not remove fallen leaves or provide additional protection with evergreen boughs.