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HAKONECHLOA macra 'Naomi'

Image of Hakonechloa macra 'Naomi' PPAF

Family

Poaceae

Botanical Name

HAKONECHLOA macra 'Naomi' PPAF

Plant Common Name

Hakone Grass, Naomi Hakone Grass

General Description

Hakone grass is a slow growing, clump-forming, herbaceous grass native to the forests of Japan. The cultivar Naomi has loosely arching, broad, smooth, bright green blades with long white stripes. In the fall, the grass blades turn purple and magenta and it produces loose, branched groups of spiklets with insignificant flowers. The rhizomes (underground stems) creep slowly and Hakone grass doesn't appear to self-seed; it is a non-invasive ornamental grass.

Attractive and elegant Hakone grass performs best in partial sun to partial shade though ‘Naomi’ has better sun tolerance than other Hakone grass cultivars. It prefers evenly moist soil with good drainage. Use Hakone grass in woodland gardens, along the front of a border, cascading along the edge of a path or in rock gardens. This grass especially is striking when planted in masses.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Grass

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    12"-36" / 30.5cm - 91.4cm

  • Width

    24"-36" / 61.0cm - 91.4cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Japan

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    Yellow Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Lime Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Lime Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated, Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Orange, Yellow Green, Orange Red

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes