Japanese Forest Grass


  • Shaded Border
  • Ground Cover
  • Woodland Garden
  • Container Garden


  • Graceful Flowing Foliage
  • Fall Color
  • Slowly Spreads
  • Low Maintenance & Adaptable


  • Full Shade to Partial Shade
  • 0-4 Hours of Direct Sunlight

Growing Zones:

Japanese Forest Grass, botanically known as Hakonechloa macra, is an elegant cascading grass for shady sites. Its arching foliage comes in yellow, bright green, and variegated hues and develops a red tint in the fall. This grass forms mounded clumps that slowly expand over time. Use it to soften pathways, retaining walls, or container edges. It adapts to a variety of locations.