Hakonechloa macra is the only member of this genus. It is a grass from areas around Mt. Hakone in Japan (hence the name) and it is grown for its elegant clump of leaves that complement a woodland, rock garden, border, waterside, or containers. Cultivars have variegated or golden leaves.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsSmooth, cascading leaves and loose, pendent clusters of flowers.
CareGrow in full sun or partial shade and fertile, moist but well-drained soil that is organically rich. Site variegated cultivars in partial shade for best color.
PropagationBy division in spring.