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Common Name: Variagated Japanese Fountain Grass      Latin Name: Hakonechloa macra 'Variegata'      Size: 1 (min) to 2 (max)
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Hakonechloa macra 'Variegata'
Maximum Height: 2 feet

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Category: Grass
Family: POACEAE
Genus: Hakonechloa
species: macra
Cultivar: 'Variegata'
Origin:
Size: 1 (min) to 2 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Plant type: Perennial ornamental grass
Height x width: 1 to 1.5 feet tall and 2 feet wide
Growth habit: Densely mounded clumps; the grass “lies down” to one side
Foliage: Flat, thin leaf blades, 8 to 12 inches long and about 3/8 inch wide, bright yellow with thin green lines, branching off of short stems
Flowers: Not showy; yellowish-green panicles nestled in amongst the foliage
Culture: Full sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil preferred.
Uses: Borders, shade gardens, naturalized areas, water gardens, containers. Variegated foliage really brightens up shade gardens – this is one of the best uses for this plant.
Propagation: Division (seed for straight species only) PPA winner 2009
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Ault Park 5090 Observatory Circle Cincinnati OH
Specimen: 72
Hakonechloa macra Hakonechloa_macra_Aureola_top.JPG
Hakonechloa macra Aureola top view
Location: Ault Park Adopt A Plot
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Late Summer 2008
Hakonechloa macra Hakonechloa_macra_close.JPG
Hakonechloa macra Aureola top view
Location: Ault Park Adopt A Plot
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Late Summer 2008
Hakonechloa macra Hakonechloa_macra_leaves.JPG
Hakonechloa macra Aureola top view
Location: Ault Park Adopt A Plot
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Late Summer 2008
Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden 900 Washington Avenue Brooklyn NY 11225
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 40.666847310000000 Longitude: -73.964585830000000] Specimen: 5998
Hakonechloa macra plantplacesimage20141220_115957.jpg
Location: brooklyn bot garden

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