Hakonachloa macra - Japanese Forest Grass, Hakone Grass. Plant in 9cm Pot
Hakonechloa macra is a monotypic genus (only one member) with a number of cultivars, that originates from the wet rocky cliffs of Honshu island of Japan, including the area of Mount Hakone, from whence it takes its name. A low, spreading, slowish growing, evergreen grass which forms attractive cascading clumps of bright green, turning rich russet brown in autumn. Excellent for under-planting, edging or in pots and containers. In June and July it produces fine sprays of lime green flowers that wave and flex in the breeze in a way that only grass can
Leave the flower stems to add interest during winter. Hakonechloa resent dry conditions, so should be planted in a suitable location and in soil that is rich with humus.Every spring mulch with a generous quantity of garden compost or similar organic material. If plantingin a pot or other small container use a good quality peat or similar compost, be careful when using peat free non soil based composts as these often dry out quickly and handle the supply of nutrients poorly. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 8-9 month applied in the early spring at 2/3rds of the recommended rate. One application givesallthe nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. Osmocote and professional grade peat composts are available in our online shop.