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Taiwan Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon formosanum

SKU
05566
Exceptional fine-textured, light green foliage adds great interest to shady beds and borders. White summer flowers are followed by showy blue fruit. Brought to Monrovia by Dan Hinkley, this unique species from Taiwan slowly spreads to form a small, dense patch. A perfect groundcover under the canopy of large trees. Evergreen.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationo-fio-PO-gon
Average Size at MaturityReaches 4 to 6 in. tall, slowly spreading 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasMondo grass is the traditional groundcover of the Japanese garden, planted at the base of pagoda lights and stone basins. 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Tropical
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Edging, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dense Habit, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

Thrives in humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. For a tidy appearance, remove old, faded foliage and apply fertilizer in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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