Hakonechloa macra 'Alboaurea'

2 litre pot £14.99
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Buy Hakonechloa macra 'Alboaurea' golden hakonechloa: Striped foliage and cascading habit. Ideal for containers

This grass dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • 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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Notes on Hakonechloa macra 'Alboaurea'

"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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Lovely Looking Plant


Put these in large planters with other grasses and they looked great in the summer. Soggy now!. Yet to go through their 1st winter but I'm hopeful they'll be OK despite the soaking




I would buy this product again


Can't think of anything to say other than I love the colour and shape of this plant. It looks as good as the image on the Crocus page. Planted it a year ago so it has survived a winter - admittedly a mild one - and it has also come through an extremely dry summer unscathed - in fact it is thriving in its sheltered sunny position.


East Yorkshire


I would buy this product again


Grasses helped towards creating my Japanese garden!




Good sized, healthy plants


I have planted lots of these under an acer and think they will act as a lovely contrast.




This product was as expected and am happy with it.


Too early to comment on the full potential and effect of this purchase.




I would not buy this again


I wanted three of these grasses as they have amazing colour and shape and suited a scheme I was hoping to plant. I bought other plants at the same time which thrived, but the first three grasses died. They were very kindly replaced by Crocus but the second lot are in very poor shape. I took them out of the ground and planted in pots so they could get TLC when needed. There may of course start growing in spring but two of them still appear to be in a bad way.


West Yorkshire




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.


West Lothian. Scotland


Great plant


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




Happy Chappy


Happy With My Purchase Will Look Great Once Bigger

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Is this plant suitable for a container ?

happy gardener

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

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

jackie middleton

Hello Jackie, Salvia nemorosa Caradonna probably has the longest flowering period, but it does get to 75cm tall - just click on the following lin to go straight to it. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/salvia-nemorosa-caradonna/classid.2000006629/ If that is too tall, then Saliva nemorosa Ostfriesland may be a better option http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/salvia-nemorosa-ostfriesland/classid.3545/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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