Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' at lowes

tedevore(7b Al)August 31, 2009

I needed some caulk and was in lowes today, and saw they had nice gallon size pots of Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' for less than 7$. I got three. I was surprised to see them for this price. I ordered some mail order a few years ago, from bluestone perrenials. The small container plants grow slowly, kind of like waiting for hellebores to grow (thus I was surprised at the price) and I haven't seen the plant offered at local nurseries. Lowes also had nice looking containers of sedum 'Matrona', another plant I saw you could order from plant delights, for a smaller plant and more $. I guess if you wait long enough, some good plants make it to the big box stores for cheaper. But I still like to support good nurseries when its reasonable to do so.

p.s. this was the lakeshore location.

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tsmith2579(7B)

Hey, Todd. Does it die back in winter or stay "green" like liriope?

    Bookmark   September 1, 2009 at 8:28PM
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tedevore(7b Al)

It dies back. Theres not much that is as hardy as liriope, huh? I want to try the kind called "peedee Ingot" sometime if I find it at the right price.

I like this hakonechloa grass because when it gets to good size, it has a nice cascading shape to it.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2009 at 8:38PM
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catbird(z7 AL)

Ted: Thanks for the heads-up! I'll head to Lowe's today and hope they have it at the Gadsden store.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2009 at 8:14AM
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catbird(z7 AL)

I did go to our Lowes and they didn't have it. They had another golden Japanese grass, but it was not hakonechloa. :-(

    Bookmark   September 4, 2009 at 2:25PM
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outsideplaying_gw(7)

Ted, I'm a few days late reading this, but hope to find some at our Lowe's in Hsv. By the way, a friend has this growing with 'Alabama Sunset' coleus and it looks great. You lucky dog for finding it at such a great prce (and the sedum too)! It has been on my list for next year.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2009 at 10:35AM
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haley45(7b)

I bought one (wanted to see how it did in this spot) at the B'ham Botanical Garden's Spring sale for $3. It was was a smaller size though. But maybe they'll have some at the Fall sale if you can't find it at your local Lowe's and were planning on going.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2009 at 10:41AM
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