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Hakone Grass

Hakone Grass

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Hakonechloa macra


Uses: Cold hardy, perennial ornamental flowering grass. Perfect for containers and gardens! 

Benefits: A shade tolerant grass! An exceptional grass for container planting! Tolerates air pollution: great for cities! 

Zones: 5 - 9

Sun: Partial shade to shade

Life Cycle: Perennial

Mature Height: 12" - 18"

Mature Width: 12" - 24"

Bloom Season:  Mid to Late Summer


Hakonechloa macra—commonly called Hakone Grass, and Japanese Forest Grass—is a species of perennial ornamental flowering grass that's native to Japan. 

Hakone Grass does exceptionally well as a container grass! This is especially true in urban environments, as Hakone Grass is known to tolerate poor air quality. 

Produces flowers in the mid summer through late summer; however, they're considered to be somewhat insignificant and blend in with the foliage. 

A great ornamental grass for many different locations. Plant groups of them together to create an attractive landscaping groundcover, use in corner beds, as accent pieces, with other perennials, with fencing, or to create borders. 

Tolerates deer, air pollution, and black walnut.


Hakone Grass Care

Hakonechloa macra is extremely low maintenance and easy to care for. 

Fertilizations will accelerate growth and keep your plant well fed. We suggest using our slow release fertilizer, or something similar.

Water regularly after planting and throughout its first year of establishment, or in periods of drought. This grass is not drought tolerant, and its ideal soil is moist, rich, and well draining. 

It is not suggested to cut or trim this grass during the growing season. 

Cut back to 4" above ground level sometime over the course of winter, prior to spring growth. 

We do not suggest growing this in areas that get too much sun, as leaf burn will likely occur. Conversely, too much shade will likely cause underdeveloped foliage coloration (although it's known to grow in fully shaded areas). Zones 7-9 should not place Hakone Grass in an area that gets strong afternoon sun! 

Propagation is best achieved via division.  


Size of Hakone Grass for Sale Online

The Hakonechloa macra that we sell online will ship in a greenhouse grade grow pot. Each plant will be appropriately sized for its pot. Please contact us with any specific questions.

Size of Hakone Grass When Fully Grown

Hakonechloa macra typically grows to a fully mature height of 12" to 18" and a width of 12" to 24". 

Additional Information

Common Names of Hakonechloa macra 

  • Hakone Grass

  • Japanese Forest Grass

  • Forest Grass

Toxicity and Risks of Hakone Grass

Hakonechloa macra has no toxic effects that we're aware of. 

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