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Hakonechloa macra 'Sunflare™'

Grass, Japanese Forest

A sport of the popular selection 'All Gold', SunFlare™ offers your shade garden a bright splash of color, spring foliage will start with shades of chartreuse-gold and yellow that are tipped with burgundy, then in the fall the leaves will add tones of burnt orange and red, this neat, strong-growing grass has a compact habit and forms an upright mound with graceful cascading foliage.

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  • Great for moist soil in shade
  • One of the few grasses that prefers shade
  • Bright gold foliage will brighten your shade garden


12-18 in


18-24 in

Hardiness Zone:

5 - 9

Grass, Japanese Forest Growing and Maintenance Tips

Slow spreading grass with very graceful arching foliage. Prefers partial shade. Combines wonderfully with Astilbe, Hosta and Pulmonaria.

Hakonechloa macra 'Sunflare™' Characteristics


  • Container
  • Edging
  • Evergreen
  • Mass Plant
  • Border

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Late Summer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist