Genus - Hakonechloa
Hakonechloa is commonly called Japanese Forest Grass. It can also be referred to as Hakone Grass The genus has only one known specie, Hakonechloa macro. The first part of the genus derives from Mount Hakone on the Japanese island of Honshu. The chloa is Greek for young green grass.
Culture - Hakonechloa is tolerant of sun or fairly heavy shade. Some variegated cultivars will become more green in heavy shade. Hakonechloa prefers even moisture but can survive some periods of drought. It spreads through rhizomes but is not aggressive in growth. It is hardy to Zone 5.