Japanese Hakone Grass grows vey well in part shade. Its golden leaves have a weeping effect and its brightness in the shade draws the eye. Twelve to eighteen inches tall, a tough plant that likes moist soil. Deer won’t eat this one.

Japanese Hakone Grass grows vey well in part shade. Its golden leaves have a weeping effect and its brightness in the shade draws the eye. Twelve to eighteen inches tall, a tough plant that likes moist soil. Deer won’t eat this one.

Fasia Japonica (large plant) http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1714/ and Japanese Forest grass,(Hakone Grass). http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54890/#b

Fasia Japonica (large plant) http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1714/ and Japanese Forest grass,(Hakone Grass). http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54890/#b

Hakonchloa macra - Hakone grass (Golden Japanese Forest Grass) This gorgeous low-growing plant (to 1') offers a perfect mounding habit. Variegated selections ('Aureola' or 'All Gold') bear brightly colored foliage that light up shady corners. Part shade and well-drained soil.

Hakonchloa macra - Hakone grass (Golden Japanese Forest Grass) This gorgeous low-growing plant (to 1') offers a perfect mounding habit. Variegated selections ('Aureola' or 'All Gold') bear brightly colored foliage that light up shady corners. Part shade and well-drained soil.

Japanese gardens rely on subtle color contrast and bold textural differences to create interest.  Here chartreuse and green hostas surround the base of a tree while variegated hakone grass softens the edge of the bed.

Japanese gardens rely on subtle color contrast and bold textural differences to create interest. Here chartreuse and green hostas surround the base of a tree while variegated hakone grass softens the edge of the bed.

Hakonechloa macra All Gold, asarum, gold heuchera, Japanese painted fern, hosta

Hakonechloa macra All Gold, asarum, gold heuchera, Japanese painted fern, hosta

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