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Japanese Forest Grass

Brilliant foliage with a graceful cascading form. Outstanding in containers, rock gardens or woodland gardens. Provides a stunning contrast for the deep green foliage of evergreens, hostas or ferns. Shade from hot afternoon sun for best leaf color.

Companion Plants

Coral Bells



Plant Details

  • Common name

    Forest Grass, Japanese

  • Botanical name

    Hakonechloa macra

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 5 (-20°F) to USDA Zone 9 (20°F).

  • Light

    Part sun

  • Height

    12-24" (31-61 cm)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Use all-purpose

  • Water

    Weekly during dry spells

  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Prune back in spring

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Ann H.'s collection