Japanese gardens rely on subtle color contrast and bold textural differences to create interest. Here chartreuse and green hostas surround the base of a tree while variegated hakone grass softens the edge of the bed.
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Japanese Hakone Grass grows vey well in part shade. Its golden leaves have a weeping effect and its brightness in the shade draws the eye. Twelve to eighteen inches tall, a tough plant that likes moist soil. Deer won’t eat this one.