Hakonechloa macra

2 litre pot £16.99
available to order from late summer
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Hakonechloa macra hakonechloa: A cascading grass, ideal for edging

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

    A small, ornamental grass native to the wet, rocky cliffs of Japan's Honshu Island, including the area around Mount Hakone, after which the species is named. It is a slow spreading, deciduous grass which builds into gently cascading hummocks of bright green that are useful as a simple understorey to light shrubs and as a soft edging to paths or steps. Fine, light sprays of lime green flowers appear during June and July, giving a billowing lightness to planted drifts. The clean, minimalist style of this grass makes it a good choice for formal courtyards or in minimalist urban planters and the fresh green foliage gradually acquires rich russet tones as autumn advances.

  • 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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I put two plants in pots and four in the garden




Wish my garden were larger so I could plant more


I planted a swathe of almost twenty, 2 litre pot sized Hakonechloa Macra under two, fragrant Star Jasmine, beside a newly laid patio. They soften the edges of the hard landscaping beautifully, provide movement as they sway gently in a breeze, are wonderfully vibrant in colour and are hardy enough to not demand too much attention.




Very pretty plant


Very pretty, healthy plant.


Ashford, Middlesex


Hakonechiloa macra


Planted this grass randomly amongst Rosemary, chives and thyme shrubs and was stunned at how this Very mobile grass enhanced my herbs. It changes to autumnal colours and looks as if it going to flutter Away.

Tamarind 19




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