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Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' (Golden hakonechloa)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Other names

Golden hakonechloa

Genus

Hakonechloa Hakonechloa

Variety or Cultivar

'Aureola' _ 'Aureola' is a compact, clump-forming deciduous grass with narrow, arching, lance-shaped leaves striped green and yellow, flushed red in autumn and early winter.


Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Yellow, Bright-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Cut back dead leaves in winter or early spring.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' (Golden hakonechloa) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in most moist, humus-rich, well-drained fertile soils in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Other names

Golden hakonechloa

Genus

Hakonechloa Hakonechloa

Variety or Cultivar

'Aureola' _ 'Aureola' is a compact, clump-forming deciduous grass with narrow, arching, lance-shaped leaves striped green and yellow, flushed red in autumn and early winter.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Yellow, Bright-green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Cut back dead leaves in winter or early spring.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' (Golden hakonechloa) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in most moist, humus-rich, well-drained fertile soils in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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Do these like a deep root run? I have mine in quite a small pot at the moment.

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Need to cotrol the size - can i cut back in winter

Planted several of these in July last year and they must like the conditions because they've grown much taller than expected. i didn't cut them back in winter - I just trimmed back the dead leaves… read more

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