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Nicolas Hakone Grass*

Hakonechloa macra 'Nicolas'

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Nicolas Hakone Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Nicolas') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Nicolas Hakone Grass

Nicolas Hakone Grass

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

Height:  16 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Japanese Woodland Grass

Description:

Graceful arching grassy foliage is medium green and almost bamboo-like; beautiful along pathways, edges and containers; provide good drainage; leaves become flushed with orange and red tones in cooler fall weather

Ornamental Features

Nicolas Hakone Grass' attractive grassy leaves are green in color. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Nicolas Hakone Grass is a dense herbaceous perennial grass with a shapely form and gracefully arching stems. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

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.

Nicolas Hakone Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Nicolas 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 medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.

This plant should be grown in a location that is shaded from the hot afternoon sun. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate 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.

Nicolas 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.

 

* 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

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.