Not Shipoopi – ‘Fubuki!’

Not Shipoopi – ‘Fubuki!’

Not Shipoopi–'Fubuki!'

In Japan, “Fubuki” means “snowstorm.” So ‘Fubuki,’ the new Hakonechloa ornamental grass from Briggs Nursery featuring white variegated Japanese Forest grass, lives up to its name.

The contrasting tones of white and green foliage endure throughout the summer making Hakonechloa macra ‘Fubuki’ an outstanding plant for shade gardeners and partial sun locations. And for even greater impact, as soon as the weather changes in autumn, ‘Fubuki’ reveals a stunning pink color among the blades.


“Our never-before-seen white Hakonechloa is a striking superior form adding unique sculptural features and wonderful color to landscapes,” says Dave Jarzynka, president of Briggs Nursery.

‘Fubuki’ is a compact and mounding habit plant that tends to be lower in height than comparable cultivars and reaches 14 by 18 inches. ‘Fubuki’ makes a great choice for beds, borders, as a specimen or grouped with three to five plants. It grows best in USDA Zone 5.

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