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Naomi Hakone Grass*

Hakonechloa macra 'Naomi'

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Naomi Hakone Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Naomi') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Naomi Hakone Grass foliage

Naomi Hakone Grass foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  16 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Japanese Woodland Grass

Description:

An attractive mounding grass with cascading pale yellow leaves that are green striped; foliage will become increasingly reddish-purple as the season progresses; great for containers, or edging a water feature; excellent ornamental interest

Ornamental Features

Naomi Hakone Grass' attractive grassy leaves are buttery yellow in colour with prominent green stripes. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous deep purple in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Naomi Hakone Grass is a dense herbaceous perennial grass with a shapely form and gracefully arching stems. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Naomi Hakone Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Naomi Hakone Grass will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Naomi Hakone Grass is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Naturalizing  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features