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PlantFiles: 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

5 vendors have this plant for sale.

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive banklady 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 Biker1 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 tcfromky 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.


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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