Hakonechloa macra (Japanese Forest Grass)

The name gives away its preferred position – Forest Grass. Best in shade. It’s elegant, well behaved and hardy and an unusual ground cover to grow under trees and raised shrubs. The leaves are bamboo like and the flower spikes are unostentatious and reminiscent of Luzula – the European Woodrush that enjoys similar conditions.

Propagated by division.

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Hardiness level Green

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Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

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