All Gold Japanese Forest Grass

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Drama in the Shade All Gold Japanese Forest Grass

  • Award-Winning Accent Grass
  • Bold Golden-Yellow Color Draws the Eye
  • Memorable Cascading Mound
  • Beautiful Foliage Plant
  • Versatile
  • Widely Adaptable Warm-Season Grass
  • Easy-Care
  • Shade Loving
  • Lightly Spread by Rhizomes to the Full Spread Listed
  • Perfect for Asian, Zen or Meditation Gardens

If you need to add a dash of zest to your landscape, try All Gold Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold') These low, golden-yellow grasses are just the right edging plants to brighten your landscape.

In cooler climates, All Gold can handle a full sun position. They will perform beautifully when you plant them in partial shade or full shade in all climates found in our Plant Highlights.

What other plant gives you this much brilliant color in shade? You'll love the flowing form of this small accent grass.

Each blade cascades downward in a clean sweep. While elegant, it also has a certain whimsical charm.

All Gold is a lovely and versatile plant to use in multiples all along the edge of an otherwise dim and gloomy garden bed. Or, plant several plants as a massed display under mature trees.

These sophisticated charmers feature gracefully arching, flat blades and a mounded habit. The dynamic coloration makes this a fantastic choice to boost the appeal of areas in part shade or full shade.

Those are just some of the reasons this ornamental grass won the Perennial Plant of the Year award. It's also a tough plant that requires little care. It works beautifully in either residential or commercial settings.

Please understand, a lot of homeowners are on the hunt for this plant. Please order All Gold Japanese Forest Grass now, while we still have inventory.

How to Use All Gold Japanese Forest Grass in the Landscape

Let All Gold Japanese Forest Grass add interest throughout your space. They make spectacular edging plants along the forefront of planting beds.

Use two of them flanking either side of your front door. Tuck one or more in out-of-the-way corners to create a destination spot. Add a garden bench and a special piece of garden art to complete the look.

If you are creating an Asian-style garden, place this selection next to large boulders. They'll become perfect visual partners and work together to tell an evocative tale of contrasting textures.

Plant these compact Ornamental Grasses in just about anywhere you want. It pops as a specimen, and looks gorgeous as a long row, drift, or mass planting.

For a solid row, plant them 12- 15 inches apart on center. Youll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

To fill the bare ground, create a mass planting. Add additional rows in a zigzagging planting pattern, then add mulch between plants until they grow together. Keep new mass plantings weeded.

For a sly touch, use a single specimen as a "Thriller" in a tall, rounded pot. It will look like an oversize face with a shaggy, blonde hairdo!

#ProPlantTips for Care

All Gold Japanese Forest Grass loves a spot in the shade. Only in Zone 5 should you attempt a full-sun placement.

It appreciates humus-rich soil that is well-drained and uniformly moist. In dry soils, be sure to mulch heavily and provide supplemental water for this special variety of Hakone Grass.

Cut back foliage in early spring, removing all but a few inches of last year's growth. You'll love watching the new growth emerge from the crown. Warm-season grasses may green up later in the spring, but really shine once the hot, dry summer weather kicks in!

All Gold Japanese Forest Grass Develops into a low mound of bright color, and a fun texture. It's sure to bring a smile to your face!

Order All Gold Japanese Forest Grass today. Add personality and sparkle to the low-light areas of your yard.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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All Gold Japanese Forest Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Yellow/Chartreuse
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring