Ophiopogon japonicus

(Mondo Grass)


$3.49


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Mondo grass is an ornamental plant used as groundcover in a garden or lawn. An alternative to turf grass, mondo grass is a low maintenance turf that never needs to be mowed and remains colorful all-year long. Its rich green color helps to provide definition, allowing the features of the garden to really stand out. While technically a member of the lily family, this evergreen plant, also known as monkey grass or ophiopogon japonicus, has the appearance of a lush, hardy grass with slender blades. The summer months mark the appearance of small, blue berries that blend in naturally with the plant?s green leaves.

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Description

Ophiopogon japonicus is a species of evergreen low-growing plants from Japan, primarily grown for their tidy low-maintenance grass-like foliage. Ophiopogon is an excellent ground cover for shady areas, and the dense mat of roots holds the ground well where runoff is a problem. It is widely used as a border around beds, and is good for edging walkways and defining beds.

Additional information

Common Name

Mondo Grass

Botanical Name

Ophiopogon japonicus

Container/Amount

2.5 inch pot

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade, Sun

Height

6-12"

Width

6-9"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late spring/early summer

Flower Color

violet/white

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

dark green

Deer Resistant

No

Berry Color

Metallic blue

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