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Hakonechloa macra 'Naomi'
Common Name: Japanese Forest Grass Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Hakonechloa macra 'Naomi'
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'Naomi' is a selection of 'Aureola' with foliage that develops red tint earlier and to a much greater degree than 'Aureola'. Foliage will emerge gold in spring and begin developing red tint through summer, continuing to intensify all the way to fall. More red will develop in brighter sun conditions. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.


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 ExposureShade Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourVariegated - Gold Burgundy/Red/Purple Good Fall Colour 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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