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Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass 'Nicolas'

Hakonechloa macra

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hakonechloa (hah-koh-nee-KLO-uh) (Info)
Species: macra (MAK-ruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Nicolas
Additional cultivar information:(PP19898)
Hybridized by Chez
Registered or introduced: 2008

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Chartreuse/Yellow

Red

Silver/Gray

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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:

Litchfield, New Hampshire

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

San Antonio, Texas

Port Orchard, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Oct 15, 2014, JenDion from Litchfield, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have had this plant for several years. I find it's color a bit of a disappointment, considering it is sold for it's great color, of which I have seen none (even in fall). I will say, however that though it is 'just green', it grows much faster than any of the other varieties of Hakone grasses I grow.

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