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Cascading Sunflare™ Japanese Forest Grass

  • Gorgeous Chartreuse Grass
  • Blades are Tipped With Maroon
  • Excellent Cascading Growth Habit
  • Stunning Foliage Plant
  • Dramatic in Mass Plantings
  • Versatile
  • Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Deer Resistant
  • East to Care For

Looking for premium grass with extra spunk, hold the drab? Coming right up, we've got just what you ordered with the Sunflare™ Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'HABsf1007' PP27,734)!

This grass takes the idea of ombre to the next level. Each blade of Sunflare starts out as bright lime green with a tinge of golden yellow. As the grass emerges from the center, the tips begin to take on a darker and darker shade until finally, it ends a deep maroon.

Checking this plant out for the first time, you can't help but think maybe it was going for a dipped tip hair (or perhaps grass) style! We must say its bold color choice is superb and certainly paid off.

Sunflare tends to keep itself fairly close to the ground when growing, but that doesn't make it any less spectacular. You'll find that it grows unique cascading foliage, giving it a distinct wave feel that would impress even the most seasoned surfers.

Go ahead and plant this personality-packed ornamental grass just about anywhere as it's not usually enjoyed by the local deer and wildlife.

As fall approaches, this grass will take on tones of orange and red, just to keep things interesting.

The graceful arching of SunFlare Japanese Forest Grass's blades, those eye-catching colors and it's easy to care for nature are just a few of the reasons this grass is a go-to for new gardeners and expert landscapers alike.

Don't wait for another growing season to come and go, order a Sunflare Japanese Forest Grass for your own garden today! You won't regret it!

How to Use Sunflare Japanese Forest Grass in the Landscape

Bring the color of the tropics to you, no matter where you live with some well placed Sunflares. They can be used in just about any way imaginable!

Try edging your other garden beds with this grass to create a border worthy of being the centerpiece itself. Its growth habit is low enough that it won't overtake any of your pretty perennials planted behind it.

You can also use the grass as an excellent accent plant inside your perennial gardens. They'll compliment purples and reds perfectly!

The way that it grows also makes it a stunning addition to your patio containers. Or maybe planted in sets in red or orange pots on either side of your doorway. It can act as either the spiller or the thriller, depending on what you pair it with.

Of course, the most dramatic way to add Sunflare to your garden is in a mass planting. If you have a large area, create a majestic sea of yellows spotted with red. The neighbors will stare in awe all season long!

If you have a smaller garden or like the cottage style, consider weaving this ornamental grass through a woodland edge for pops of color against the stone or grass.

#ProPlantTips For Care

While Sunflare is extremely easy to care for and keep alive, there are a few guidelines for the best results and color. Don't worry though, even those are easy!

The most important factor determining this ornamental grass's happiness is the amount of sun it gets. Plant it somewhere in full sun so it can bask in the rays all day long. This will also give it the best coloring.

That being said, partial shade works quite well at keeping this plant healthy. So it's certainly not a deal-breaker.

You'll also want to be cognizant of the soil you're planting in. Well drained soils mean Sunflare won't have to sit in standing water. No one wants to have feet wet all day and neither does Sunflare.

If you're looking for added aesthetic, you can always add a layer of mulch around your plant. Not only does it make the garden bed look cleaner, but it'll also help you conserve water and keep the plant cool on the hottest of the summer days.

Should pruning be something you'd like to try your hand at with Sunflare, simply do so in the early spring. That way, you don't inhibit the season's new growth. Make sure those shears are nice and sharp for the cleanest cuts.

Ornamental grasses are arguably some of the most versatile tools you have as a gardener as they can be used in a multitude of ways. Sunflare Japanese Forest Grass is no exception, order yours today from our expert growers here at Nature Hills Nursery!

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

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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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.

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Sunflare™ Japanese Forest Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hakonechloa macra 'HABsf1007'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Pollinator Friendly No
When To Prune Early Spring
Fragrant No