Hakone Grass, one of my favorites, plant in front of the deck bed, with the geraniums, great color blend with the blue echinops.

PlantFiles: Picture of Gold-Striped Hakone Grass, Golden Japanese Forest Grass 'Aureola' (Hakonechloa macra)

hostas, ferns, hakone  grass

Shade plant combination: Hostas, Japanese Painted Ferns, Japanese Forest Grass and Wild Ginger.

Japanese Hakone Grass contrasts beautifully with the dainty flowers of Lady's Mantel and a rounded leaf shape of Siebold Sedum.

Mixing patterns in a garden can be beautiful. Here the striped pattern of the Japanese Hakone Grass contrasts beautifully with the dainty flowers of Lady's Mantel and a rounded leaf shape of Siebold Sedum. Linda Broughman via Three dogs in a garden

Bright green Japanese Hakone grass and deep purple Heuchera set each other off with their contrast in color, and in leaf form.

Showy Shade Gardens

Hakonechloa macra Aureola flows towards and around the base of a Japanese Pine, to the left is one of the best of Heucheras, H. Silver Scrolls, the pink beyond a Japanese Anemone, A.x hybrida Party Dress. designed by Adrian Bloom

Fatsia Japonica (large plant) and Japanese Forest grass,(Hakone Grass).  Info on Japanese Aralia or Fasia here: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54890/#b info on Hakone Grass: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54890/#b

Fatsia Japonica (large plant) and Japanese Forest grass,(Hakone Grass -expensive)

Gold-Striped Hakone Grass, Golden Japanese Forest Grass 'Aureola'  Hakonechloa macra

Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass 'Aureola' (Hakonechloa macra) Idea: Plant around base of Magnolia

Great looking container arrangement from Pot Inc. of begonias, coleus, margarita vine, hakone grass, and creeping jenny.

Part shade colorful container garden: begonias, coleus, margarita vine, hakone grass, and creeping jenny. Dark charcoal gray window trim and window box against light walls are striking.

Hakonchloa macra - Hakone grass (Japanese forest grass) 'Aureola' clumping groundcover

Hakonchloa macra - Hakone grass (Japanese forest grass) 'Aureola' clumping groundcover ornamental grass, landscaping with ornamental grass, drought tolerant grass, grass for full sun.

Hakonechloa Macra Nicolas, Hakone Grass 'Nicolas', Japanese Forest Grass 'Nicolas', 'Nicolas' Japanese Forest Grass, 'Nicolas' Harahagusa, Shade grasses

Hakonechloa macra 'Nicolas' - Japanese Forest Grass - Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Perennial foliage for shade:  hosta, Japanese hakone grass, pulmonaria Dark Vader, black mondo grass, heuchera Lime Rickey

I love this combination of perennial foliage plants for shade: hosta, Japanese hakone grass, pulmonaria Dark Vader, black mondo grass, heuchera Lime Rickey.

Annabelle hydrangea and Hakone Japanese Forest Grass in a Toronto shade garden by garden muses, a Toronto gardening blog.

10 Different and Great Garden project Anyone Can Make 2

I'm gonna be in zone 5/6 soon. Instead of these evergreen shrubs, I was thinking about doing a mixed large ceramic planter landscaping for the front yard...would that look weird? Is it bad to NOT have hearty winterizing plants in the front yard?

grow ivy type creeper on the pot itself. the pot looks wonderful sitting in the Japanese variegated hakone grass. It would work with hosta as well, but the hakone grass is a little more dynamic looking.

Browse pictures and read growth / cultivation information about Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra) 'Aureola' supplied by member gardeners in the PlantFiles database at Dave's G...

Browse pictures and read growth / cultivation information about Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra) 'Aureola' supplied by member gardeners in the PlantFiles database at Dave's G.

A Golden Hakone Grass with red blooms and green-striped yellow leaves that turn red in fall.

Golden Hakone Grass

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