• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing foliage clumps, only 4 to 6 in. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:o-fio-PO-gon ja-PON-i-kus
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing foliage clumps, only 4 to 6 in. tall.
    Special features:Dwarf Plant, Easy Care
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleTropical
    Design IdeasA smaller version of this Lily-like plant. It is the traditional groundcover of the Japanese garden, planted at the base of pagoda lights and stone basins. A fine groundcover that stays small, it's perfect for entry gardens, courtyards and atriums. Very good as an edge plant for water gardens or arranged around the base of fountains. Plant as a linear edging in formal shade gardens or in small clusters in Asian gardens. Great for geometric layouts in postmodern and tropical schemes.
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lilyturf (Liriope); Hosta (Hosta); Lithodora (Lithodora); Periwinkle (Vinca)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, moist, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun in hot summer regions. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Clumps may be divided every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.