These graceful members of the Poaceae family are named after Hakone, a region of Japan where they can be found growing wild in shady areas with humus-rich soil.
A brilliant foliar infusion of orange-red hues caused by cool autumn weather makes this compelling new cultivar unique. Reminiscent of bamboo, artful weeping blades remain deep green throughout spring and summer, developing into a low soft-looking ground cover that exhibits more sun and drought tolerance than its golden or variegated cousins and promises not to overtake its neighbors.
‘Nicolas’ brings bold color to the season’s last curtain call and can be celebrated as a container subject, planted en masse in a naturalistic or modern venue or paired with bonsai, which is a favored Japanese tradition. (pp#19,898)
Size: 10" – 14" high x 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 5.
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