Hakonechloa macra 'Nicolas'

2 litre pot £14.99
available to order from late summer
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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. This 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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Lovely grass


Planted in small bed behind small pool. Very attractive grass, but it still hasn't changed to it winter colour, but even so with its flowers it is worth the money as an interesting texture plant.


Sutton Coldfield


I would definitely buy again.


Ordered 4 at end of season reduced price, which were very healthy full pots and each readily split into 3. Grown on very well to replace mixed planting around a Ginko biloba. Not coloured up that well this autumn but I hope that given time, they will.

Hardy planter.



Yes I would buy this again


Beautiful grass with numerous uses




Top quality plants






Hakonechloa macra Nicolas

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I would like to plant Hakonechloa Nicholas in sandy soil. What are the chances of survival -- we are in a dry area


I'm afraid it does not sound ideal as these plants prefer a cool, reliably moist (but not waterlogged) position.


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