Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon japonicus

SKU
06310
Attractive clumps of stemless, dark green, grass-like leaves make a beautiful small-scale groundcover or low border. Tiny spikes of lilac flowers appear in summer. This care-free, easy to grow perennial is ideal for adding texture to the garden. Evergreen.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationo-fio-PO-gon ja-PON-i-kus
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 12 to 15 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasDespite its name, this is more of a Lily-like plant than a true grass. 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 at the base of fountains. Plant in small clusters or as a large, irregular shaped mass in Asian gardens. Great for geometric layouts in postmodern and tropical schemes.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Tropical
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Edging, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lilyturf (Liriope); Hosta (Hosta); Lithodora (Lithodora); Periwinkle (Vinca)

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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