Hakonechloa macra - Japanese grass
As the name of this plant suggests, this grass comes from Japan. Japanese mountain grass forms relatively short, 35-45cm high clumps, from which inflorescences grow at times on which loose flower panicles can be seen.
What is Japanese mountain grass suitable for?
The variety shown here is Hakonechloa macra. It is a graceful grass variety with overhanging leaves that can be used for many purposes. Hakonechloa is ideal for use along paths. This grass is also a valued addition in modern gardens or Japanese gardens.
Japanese grass in the garden
It is a garden plant that is highly prized for its charisma, exuding tranquillity, harmony and balance. Or plant Hakonechloa in a pot. Always use fresh potting soil and mix in some sharp sand if you want to plant this ornamental grass in a pot. Water regularly and also give the plants food. Always ensure good drainage, watering and rainwater must be able to drain off well. Once you have become familiar with this lawn, you will find many uses for it. This green species tolerates a semi-shady location, but can also be planted in a sunny spot. Further, Hakonechloa prefers a normal to moderately moist soil with adequate nutrition.
Buying Japanese mountain grass
For one square metre you need about 8 plants.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use Hakonechloa macra - Japanese mountain grass all year round.
|Botanical name:||Hakonechloa macra|
|Colloquial name:||Hakone grass|
|Growth form:||upright bushy growth|
|Mature height:||30 - 50 cm|
|Leaf color:||light green|
|Autumn leaf color:||yellow, yellowbrown, brown|
Blossom / fruit
|Flowering period:||july to october|
|Flower color:||golden, yellow/green|
|Soil type:||normal garden soil, well-drained|
|Flowering period:||all year round|
|Requirement:||9 Pflanzen pro m², 5 - 7 pro lfd. Meter|
|Use for:||ground cover plant, mass planting, border plant|
|Ships as:||in pot|