Taiwan Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon formosanum

Pronunciation: o-fio-PO-gon
SKU #05566
7-9

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Reaches 4 to 6 in. tall, slowly spreading 2 to 3 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Compact Form
Problems/Solutions Coastal Exposure, Rabbit Resistant
Growth Rate Slow
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging
Design Ideas Mondo 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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Coral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
CARE
Care 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.

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