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Dwarf Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus'

Pronunciation: o-fio-PO-gon ja-PON-i-kus
SKU #06312
6-11

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Slowly forms foliage clumps only 4 to 6 in. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Clumping
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging
Design Ideas A 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.
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Coral Bells (Heuchera); Lilyturf (Liriope); Hosta (Hosta); Lithodora (Lithodora); Periwinkle (Vinca)
CARE
Care 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-11

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