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Commonly known as Japanese forest grass
One species only in this genus and its variegated cultivars are without doubt among the most attractive ornamental grasses suiting a variety of sites.
Clump-forming perennial grass from wooded and often mountainous areas of Japan.
Deciduous - rhizomatous, clump forming perennial with smooth leaves and loose, nodding panicles of spikelets.
Partial shade - for variegated forms
Additional Features - Good to know - - the variegated cultivars of this grass are among the most attractive of ornamental grasses. Good for woodland gardens and also for containers.
Pests & Diseases - none
Place of origin - Japan
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus- rich.