A form of the Japanese Forst grass that has great fall color.
shade to semi-shade, needs some light for foliage color
Soil & Site
Can be touchy in zone #5. May need protective mulch
pale green flower spikes are produced in the late summer early autumn, not very ornamental
a dense mass, arching thin linear leaves, green turning orange/red in cooler weather and fall
18-24 inches tall by equal spread, spread by rhizomes
Species plant native to moist mountain areas including wet rocky cliffs and to moist woodland areas in central Japan, including areas around Mt. Hakone from which both its genus name and common name are derived.
"Nicholas' was discovered in 2003 as a naturally occurring whole plant mutation (parents unknown) in a cultivated trial garden in Min Rungis Cedex, France. U.S. Plant Patent PP19,898 was issued April 7, 2009". (#144)
Notes & Reference
#144-Missouri Botanical Gardens web site (www.missouribotanicalgarden.org)