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Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' at lowes

Posted by tedevore 7b Al (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 31, 09 at 19:48

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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RE: Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' at lowes

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


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RE: Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' at lowes

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.


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RE: Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' at lowes

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


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RE: Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' at lowes

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


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RE: Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' at lowes

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.


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RE: Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' at lowes

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.


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