This new Japanese Forest Grass might cause a ‘snowstorm’ sensation in your garden. ‘Fubuki’ means snowstorm in Japanese. The leaves contrast white and green, with pink appearing in the fall. Propagated at Briggs Nursery, this clumping grass is more compact than ‘Aureola’ from which it is a sport. Hakonechloa is a slow growing deciduous grass with graceful arching leaves. Native to Japan it grows on the mountainside of Mt. Hakone. Being a woodland species we like it here in the Northwest for its tolerance to shade.
Briggs Nursery is located west of Olympia in Washington State. As plant propagators they specialize in rhododendrons, woody ornamentals, perennials, blueberries, raspberries, forestry products and wine grape starter plants. I like their tagline: Enhancing the quality of life through plants! http://www.briggsnursery.com/