Hakonechloa are the best grasses for the shade. 'Albo Striata' is a more subtle form.
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.
Common Name: Japanese Hakone Grass
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Green
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Cool, shaded mountainside cliffs.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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