Hakonechloa macra Aureola is a deciduous grass, the old foliage should be left over the Winter as this will protect the crown of the plant from inclement weather conditions and will still provide structure and interest, especially on frosty days. Cut them back close to the ground in February or March before the new foliage emerges. The cut stems and foliage is useful as a natural mulch or may be composted.


How to grow Hakonechloa macra Aureola

Position: Sun or partial shade.
Foliage: Deciduous grass, foliage turns to yellow and then brown in Winter, fresh new foliage emerges in spring.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: Late Summer
Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: up to 40cm x 60cm
Hardiness:  Fully Hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Cut to ground level in Early Spring.