Hakonechloa macra 'Nicolas'

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Buy Hakonechloa macra 'Nicolas' hakonechloa: Foliage turns fiery colours in autumn

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

  • Position: prefers a cool, moist environment in sun or part shade
  • Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: slow, non-invasive
  • Flowering period: August - September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Hakonechloas are one of the most beautiful of the low growing grasses. They form gently arching mounds of foliage, which are good for adding movement and softness, and look particularly good when partnered with things that have a strong structural silhouette such as clipped box. They are also useful for softening the edges of a path, or spilling over the rim of a pot. Unlike many of the other forms, the green foliage of 'Nicolas' takes on beautiful autumn colour before it dies back, becoming flushed with flame orange and red as the temperatures start to dip, but you may have to wait a couple of years for the plants to mature to have this spectacular display. These plants looks really effective, particularly when they are planted in big clumps or drifts.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost into the planting hold. 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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Very vivacious in garden


Yes I love the brilliance of this plant but to be very honest not totally sure which plants have survived this very wet and soggy last few weeks we have had l




Really useful,plant


Grown bigger than I thought in it's first year. I grow these plants in pots and really love them they are very attractive and tactile. Useful as edging plants in the border. Hopefully will get more colour next year.

Japanese garden lover



Good quality but small


Product arrived well packaged and healthy. It established easily. It is exactly the size advertised but I hadn't visualised it properly and wish I'd bought more for greater impact.

Lost in Space



Beautiful Grass


A lovely Ornamental Grass. However it's not yet shown the reddish autumn colouring stated in the description I purchased 3 of them and wonder if I was sent the correct variety The reason I've only given it 4 stars




Fiery it's not


Expected wonderful colour the plant has not changed colour at all, realise its temperature dependent but we have had -6 here/. I have grown Hakonechloa-Macra-Aurea very successfully for years- this plant is a very poor relation


West Sussex


Not so stunning


Mine has been a lot less colourful then your image... perhaps next year will be better.


West Wales



3.8 6


Hi. Will Hakonechloa macra'Nicholas look red and fiery in April? If not, what would it look like? Thanks.


Hello there This is a deciduous grass so in April it will be starting to shoot with fresh green foliage. It is in the autumn, when the temperatures start to drop that it develops the stunning colour.

Hi I have summer flowering Clematis in pots that are now in full leaf and in bud and about to flower- usually I would looking to cut back to about a foot at the end of April-what to do please. I live on the south coast my garden is sheltered and the plants face south west. Last yeat they flowered until late October.


Hello, Ideally you should cut these plants back in early spring, just as the buds are starting to swell, so it has been left a little late now. It sounds as though yours has got of to an early start after the mild winter, so I would not cut it back this year.


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