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Japanese Forest Grass

For many, Japanese forest grass gives the effect of a flowing stream of bright, yellow-green leaves. This low-growing perennial provides fantastic ground cover and color.

Belonging to the Hakonechloa family, Japanese forest grass thrives more in shade than in sun. As it grows to a mature height of 12-24 inches, its arching leaves gracefully brush the ground. You can expect the grass to do most of its growing in summer.

Did You Know?
Japanese forest grass is often said to have a bamboo-like appearance.

Other Fun Facts About Japanese Forest Grass

  • Japanese forest grass tends to take a bright pink tinge in fall.
  • These plants are extremely easy to divide and propagate.
  • In late summer, you might notice tiny flower clusters on your Japanese forest grass.

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