Dwarf Mondo Grass
Dwarf Mondo Grass
Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus'Item #6312 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 11
This dwarf variety, only half the size of others, creates a lush groundcover of dense, dark green grass-like clumps. Excellent as an edging plant or tucked into rocks for a pleasing contrast. Striking in mass plantings in the landscape. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Slowly forms foliage clumps only 4 to 6 in. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:o-fio-PO-gon ja-PON-i-kusDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slowly forms foliage clumps only 4 to 6 in. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:PurpleDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationProvide 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:Filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.