Prized above almost all other plants in my garden, Hakonechola ‘All Gold’ has provided so much graceful beauty, captivating movement, drama and sparkle everywhere I have it planted and it’s so easy to grow! Incredibly elegant, this queen of ornamental grasses forms a rounded 18” high by 24” wide “skirt” of long, draping, soft, grass-like golden foliage that glimmers, fluffs and flutters in the breeze, conjuring visions of a ballerina dancing in a gilded multi-layered tutu. It compliments absolutely every nearby plant, bringing shyer plants that might otherwise go unnoticed into focus. Prefers part shade/part sun and provides a luxuriance to the garden Spring thru Fall. As a bonus, I have seen wild birds shelter and forage under its “skirts” with their young. Magical placed in deeper shade where its color is a vivid chartreuse. Somewhat slow growing and deer resistant, it likes moist well-draining rich soil. Prune when new shoots begin to emerge, early Spring or late Fall in mild Winter climates. Insignificant yellow flowers in late Summer.
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