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Hakonechloa, Aureola

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A grass tolerant of shade!

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2009 Perennial of the Year. Richly golden variegated leaves form delicate looking, tough-as-nails mounded plants. Easy to grow and provides interest in all four seasons.
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.

6-9

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Shade, Part Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

18-24 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

24-36 inches

Bloom Season The time of the year when this product normally blooms.

Fall

Resistant To Adverse garden conditions, such as heat or frost, deer or rabbits, that this product can tolerate well.

Deer

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  • Ornamental Grass

    Ornamental Grass
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
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    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
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Ornamental Grass: Potted Perennial Plant

Cortaderia, Eragrostis, Hakonechloa, Panicum

How to Plant

Planting Potted Plants:

  • Choose a location in full sun with moist, well-drained soil.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 6-12 inches removing any debris, and lightly raking as level as possible.
  • The addition of organic matter (leaf mold, compost, well-rotted manure) benefits all gardens and is essential in recently constructed neighborhoods.
  • Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock.
  • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
  • Unpot the plant and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root growth.
  • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.
  • Use the plant tag as a location marker.
  • Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their germination.
  • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For perennials, an organic mulch of aged bark or shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time.  Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
  • Careful watering is essential in getting perennials off to a good start. Water thoroughly at least once a week to help new roots grow down deeply. Soil should be damp at about 1 inch below the soil surface. You can check this by sticking your finger in the soil. Water early in the morning to give all leaves enough time to dry.  One inch of rain or watering per week is recommended for most perennial plants. You can check to see if you need to add water by using a rain gauge.
  • Until plants become established, some protection from extreme winds and direct, hot sunlight may be necessary.  Good air movement is also important.
  • After new growth appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Keep granular fertilizers away from the plant crown and foliage to avoid burn injury. Use low rates of a slow release fertilizer, as higher rates may encourage root rots.
  • Cut plants back in March before new growth appears.

Growing Tips

  • Cut some seed heads for dried flower arrangements, but leave some to provide food for wildlife over the winter, as well as winter interest in the garden.
  • Ornamental grasses are low-maintenance once established.
  • For varieties that stay green year round, remove dead foliage as opposed to cutting back the entire plant.
Zone
6-9
Sun
Full Shade, Part Sun
Height
18-24 inches
Spread
24-36 inches
Bloom Season
Fall
Resistant To
Deer
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Container
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Genus
Hakonechloa
Life Cycle
Perennial
Hakonechloa, Aureola is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didnt make it Bought this plant a year ago, and it arrived very tiny. It did not survive the winter although we are in recommended climate and I have seen this plant in other people's yards. Its a shame - its a stunning shade of green.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely grass I've had a clump of this grass growing on the northeast side of my Zone 5b garden for past 3 yrs. It receives a bit of morning sun, not a fast grower here but my clump is now about 18" wide. Nice contrast with hostas and Palace Purple Heuchera.
Date published: 2014-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from pretty grass When this grass arrived in the mail it was very tiny. It is now only 8 inches tall but spread out to about 12". I hope it grows the entire 24"tall next year. Very pretty in the shade.
Date published: 2013-08-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great looking plant! This is a great looking plant! My only complaint was that the plants arrived in a box dried out and separated from their soil and their pots. They are still small (< 6 inches) although they were planted in the spring. This may be due to their need to recover...
Date published: 2008-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hakonechloa- Aureola This plant is outstanding. I planted it in my garden where it only receives morning sun and it loves it. I don't know if it can tolerate full sun. I'm going to order more plants and plant it by my deck which receives full sun.
Date published: 2006-02-15
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