Dwarf Mondo Grass
Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||o-fio-PO-gon ja-PON-i-kus|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly forms foliage clumps only 4 to 6 in. tall and wide.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Edging, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Easy Care Groundcover|
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