Hakone 'Nicolas'

pink_petals(z6 PA)September 13, 2012

Does anyone out there have this variety of Hakone grass that actually IS the beautiful orange-red color that is shown in the pictures of gardening catalogs? I've only been able to read about 5 gardener's experiences with it, and they've said that either the grass stayed green , or it barely turned color, though some did say their plant wasn't very old yet. Please give me some feedback, because I don't want to waste time, money or space on it if it doesn't change to those beautiful fall colors. THANKS!!

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I had 3 of them, until Hurricane Irene destroyed them. In their 3rd autumn, they started coloring up when the weather turned cool, but not to the extent their reputation indicates. It is said they require some serious cold in the fall, and in my climate, we just don't get that cold until after Christmas. However, during the height of the growing season, they are sufficiently different from other Hakone grasses to warrant growing them. They have a reddish tint mixed with yellow/green all summer.

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