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Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon japonicus

Pronunciation: o-fio-PO-gon ja-PON-i-kus
SKU #06310
6-11

Good to grow! 10

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 15 in. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Clumping
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging
Design Ideas Despite 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.
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.

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