Vashon Island, WA: Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold') lights up a shadel garden featuring pieris, hellebores and hostas in Froggsong Garden in summer. We love this Hakonechloa for lighting up dry shade.
Golden Japanese Forest Grass - I really cannot get over Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola', zones 5 to My favorite is the variegated variety. I planted mine under a Japanese maple, and the contrast was genius and it has so much movement.
The perennial border has been enlivened with the gold-and-green striped foliage of Japanese forest grass (Hakenochloa macra contrasting with the nearly black foliage of Actaea simplex Black pale blue annual lov