Hakonechloa macra 'Alboaurea'

golden hakonechloa

2 litre pot
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The floppy leaves spill over like a waterfall in moonlight and each white leaf is striped in cool-yellow and buff - good in salt-glaze brown containers

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August - September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    An eye-catching small ornamental grass, which forms cascading hummocks of vividly striped, yellow and green deciduous foliage. The narrow leaves keep their colour throughout the season, and often when the plant is grown in full sun it develops a reddish tinge. In late summer and autumn, pale green, needle-like flower spikes appear, giving a billowing lightness to planted drifts. It is useful as a simple understorey to light shrubs and as a soft edging to paths or steps. The clean, minimalist style of this grass makes it a good choice for formal courtyards or in minimalist urban planters.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost into the planting hole. Leave flower heads to dry out through the winter, adding valuable texture to plantings. Apply a light mulch (3cm) of well-rotted garden compost after cutting back old foliage and before new growth emerges in spring.

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By Scotland

from West Lothian. Scotland

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  • Flimsy

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Comments about Hakonechloa macra 'Alboaurea':

I thought this plant was dead but on examining it today there is sign of growth at the very bottom of the plant.
I hope it will improve in time. Didn't think it would have lost it's greenery as I know it is hardy. Fingers crossed.

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Great plant

By Buffy

from London

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  • Attractive
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  • Healthy


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    • Light Shade
    • Outdoors

    Comments about Hakonechloa macra 'Alboaurea':

    Hardy, low maintenance, good under the light shade of an acer.Brightens up the space.

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    By DTS Developments

    from Newcastle

    Comments about Crocus Hakonechloa macra 'Alboaurea':

    Happy With My Purchase Will Look Great Once Bigger

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      Is this plant suitable for a container ?
      Asked on 30/1/2016 by happy gardener from durham

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        Hello there
        Yes this grass can grow well in a container.
        Hope this helps

        Answered on 1/2/2016 by Anonymous from crocus
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      Salvia suggestion please

      Please could you advise me? I am looking to use a Salvia to plant with Buxus balls, Hakonechloa and Lavender. I need a strong, long flowering and easy caring Salvia variety that will not grow too tall. Your advise would be invaluable Thank you Jackie
      Asked on 26/8/2009 by jackie middleton

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