A single species of perennial grass from Japan.
Hakonechloa is most often grown in its variegated forms and is of a size suitable for the rock garden as well as the herbaceous border. Easily grown in full sun or light shade but preferring a fairly light acid or neutral soil that is not too dry, it is also suitable for pot cultivation in the alpine house. Propagation by division in the early spring. Ripe seed is seldom formed and the variegated cultivars will not come true from seed.