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Aureola Golden Variegated Japanese Forest Grass

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
  • Height 12-18 Inches Tall
  • Spread 12-18 Inches Wide
  • Light Requirement is Full Shade to Partial Shade
  • This perennial is sure to add texture and interest to your yard year round! Its stems have an elegant cascading habit that is perfect for ground cover. In the spring bright yellow and green leaves and a pop of color to your yard. Come fall it transforms into a burgundy pink. Uses for this plant are seemingly endless.

Planted for its foliage, its leaves first emerge yellow with green stripes. As the seasons change and it starts to get cool out you will notice your plant takes on a pink-burgundy tint. It has a mounded, clump forming, growing habit, and its leaves arch in a fountain like manner. The Aureola Golden Variegated Japanese Forest Grass grows to a height and spread of twelve to eighteen inches. Use as a border plant, for ground cover, edge planting, mass plating, or around trees.

Aureola Golden Variegated Japanese Forest Grass Care

Plant in part shade to part sun. Grows best in cool summer climates. Some sun is required for best foliage color but keep out of harsh summer sun. Soil should be hummus right and uniformly moist. Ensure the soil is well drained. Water needs are average. Ph levels should be 6.0-7.0 for the Aureola Golden Variegated Japanese Forest Grass. Mulching is beneficial to retain moisture and keep roots cool in summer and protects against harsh winters. Divide every two to three years in the spring. Prune and remove spent foliage before new growth emerges.

Aureola Golden Variegated Japanese Forest Grass Spacing

With a height and spread of up to eighteen inches, you want to make sure you space your Aureola Golden Variegated Japanese Forest Grass properly. When planting in proximity to other plants be sure to space, at minimum twelve inches, center on center.

Aureola Golden Variegated Japanese Forest Grass Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): n/a
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Color(s): Yellow
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade
Height Class: Medium
Height: 12-18 Inches
Spread: 12-18 Inches
Spacing: 12-16 Inches
Habit: Clump Forming
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Features: Container Planting
Scientific Name: Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
Common Name: Aureola Golden Variegated Japanese Forest Grass
Other Name(s): Japanese Hakone Grass; Ornamental Grass
Brand: Proven Selections

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

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  • 4
    great plants but kind of small

    Posted by Iheartplants on Mar 8th 2020

    overall the plants arrived in great condition, but they were too small for the price in my opinion. I'll know next time to order something larger than a quart. Hopefully this plant grows fast and will fill out the space I planted it in.