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Hakonechloa macra 'Albo Striata'
Common Name: Japanese Hakone Grass Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Hakonechloa macra 'Albo Striata'
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An outstanding Japanese forest grass for the shade. This is a two foot tall graceful cascading grass that prefers moist conditions. 'Albo Striata' is a fast-growing selection with attractive cream variegated foliage that is an excellent low border plant along walkways and paths or around shady water features. Great with hostas and ferns.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Cool, shaded mountainside cliffs.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourGreen 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Shade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Hosta plantaginea "'Venus'"
Hosta tardiana "'Halcyon'"

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