Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass
Hakonechloa macra 'Albo Striata'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hakonechloa (hah-koh-nee-KLO-uh) (Info)
Species: macra (MAK-ruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Albo Striata

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Variegated

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Squaw Valley, California

Riverside, Connecticut

South Windsor, Connecticut

Waukegan, Illinois

Wells, Maine

Portland, Oregon

Greenville, South Carolina

Mc Lean, Virginia

Bainbridge Island, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 30, 2010, banklady from South Windsor, CT wrote:

This grows faster and tolerates more sun than the gold versions. I love this grass in winter. It can be covered in snow and really weighed down and when the snow melts the grass pops right back up. It blows and flows all winter. Just beautiful!

Positive

On Nov 10, 2009, Biker1 from McLean, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is beautiful on a hillside. It will cascade gracefully down the slope.

Neutral

On Sep 29, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

The white-striped form of the beautiful Japanese forest grass more sun tolerant than the golden form. Its green foliage is adorned with beautiful wide white stripes.