HOMES AND GARDENS: PLANT OF THE WEEK; HAKONECHLOA MACRA 'AUREOLA'.
Reaching a height of 40cm and with a spread of 35-60cm, this evergreen beauty has green and yellow-striped leaves with purple stems that turn red-brown in the autumn.
It's fully hardy and prefers a position in direct sun.
Other evergreen grasses that make a splash of interest and colour in the autumn and winter include Bowles' golden sedge (carex elata 'Aurea'), the black bamboo (phyllostachys nigra), and blue oat grass (helictotrichon sempervirens).
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|Publication:||Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)|
|Date:||Oct 5, 2003|
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