All Gold Japanese Forest Grass

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All Gold Japanese Forest Grass is a fantastic deer resistant perennial to brighten gardens and container plantings. Feathery spikes of chartreuse foliage emerge in mid-spring, and shift to tawny tones in autumn. Showcase their gentle mounding habit and beautiful texture by planting on a slight slope, in the front of a bed to soften edges, or beneath shrubs or trees. (Hakonechloa macra)
Zones 5 - 9
Deer Resistant
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 12-18" tall , 12-18" wide
Bloom TimeFoliage plant all season.

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

All Gold Japanese Forest Grass combines the beauty of mounding forest grass with bright golden-chartreuse color to create a highly sought-after perennial grass for both shady and sunny gardens. Moisture is the key with Japanese Forest Grass. This beautiful, texture-rich grass thrives in moisture retentive soils. Don’t overwater, but ensure that they are kept moist, particularly if sited in a full sun location. For best results, protection from hot afternoon rays is preferred. Slow growing, but very much worth the wait. Tolerates planting beneath Black Walnut trees. Mulch covering is recommended for overwintering. 

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Associated SKUsAM019337
AM019328 (Tray of 16) - Out of stock.
AM019327 (Plant - 3" Pot) - Out of stock.
Common Name
All Gold Japanese Forest Grass
Botanical Name
Hakonechloa macra All Gold
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Growth Rate
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all season.
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Ornamental spiky golden-yellow blades.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Deer Resistant, Good For Containers, Groundcover
Additional Information
Tolerates Black Walnut Trees. Provide mulch covering in winter.
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

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