Coastal full sun-shade; average water. Perennial grass from Japan. A brilliant golden grass that literally gleams in the shade. Its bright foliage forms a cascading mound of gracefully arching, slender blades that tend to become chartreuse in shade, and pure gold in the sun. Holding its vibrant color from spring through summer, it develops a pinkish blush as fall arrives nd eventually turns golden tan in winter, before dying to the ground. Typically grows in dense, spreading cascading mounds to 10-18in. tall and 20in. wide. Delicate looking, reddish-brown flower spikes appear in late summer, but are generally unnoticed among the leaves. Prefers rich, moist, well-drained soil. Great for shade garden, cool rock garden, containers. An invaluable grass for adding multi-season interest, color and texture to the garden.