(Golden Variegated Hakone Grass) Hakonechloa ‘Aureola’ is a striking ornamental grass with variegated leaves that are nearly all yellow with narrow green stripes, mostly near the margins. Perhaps its most fascinating attribute is the cascading habit in which most of the leaves arch in the same direction, appearing much like a golden waterfall. Plant this grass where it will cascade down slopes, drape over rocks, crawl over the edges of walls, at the front of the garden, or even in containers. Though ‘Aureola’ does spread by stolens, it is a slow grower and will not rapidly overtake its neighbors. When grown in part shade, the yellow tones in the leaves will be most pronounced. In deep shade, the variegation will be lime green.
Common Name: Hakone Grass
Plant Type: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9What is my zone?
Max Height: 1 – 2 Feet
Max Spread: 2 – 3 Feet
Exposure: Part Shade (4-6 hrs.), Full Shade (0-4 hrs.)
Critter Resistance: Deer
Flower Color: Yellow Shades
Soil Moisture Needs: Moderate, Moist
Design Use: Border, Container, Massing
Season of Interest (Flowering): Late Summer, Fall