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Plants With Year-Round Interest

Here are 10 plants that will provide year-round interest to any landscape.

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Golden Japanese Forest Grass(5 of 10)

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

  • Deciduous, shade-tolerant, clump-forming perennial grass with bright gold foliage.

  • Plant in rich, organic soil.

  • Plant in light to partial shade.

  • Height: to 10 inches

  • Width: to 18 inches

Hardy in USDA zones 5-8 (South); 5-10 (West):

  • Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in light shade; protect with mulch in fall.

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in light to partial shade; protect with mulch in fall.

  • Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in light to partial shade; protect with mulch in fall.

  • Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in light to partial shade; protect with mulch in fall.

  • Zone 9: Plant in spring; plant in partial shade; protect with mulch in fall; plant may languish in this zone in the Southern United States.

  • Zone 10: Plant in spring; plant in partial shade; protect with mulch in fall; plant may languish in this zone in the Southern United States.

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