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Ophiopogon japonicus

Also called Monkey Grass


Ophiopogon japonicus - Mondo Grass

More About Ophiopogon japonicus

  • Almost invisible light lilac to white flowers
  • Flowers lead to dark blue to black berries that persist into the winter
  • Semi-evergreen, strap-like, arching, glossy, dark green blades are up to 4 mm wide, 30 cm long
  • Grown for its slow-spreading, clump-forming habit
  • Bloom Time: Late summer
  • Foliage Height: 30 cm

Interesting Notes:

Ophiopogon is not a grass, it is a member of the lily family.

Zone:

5

Height:

25-30 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Mauve-lilac
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Mondo Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Thrives in a moist, fertile soil, in partial to full shade, tolerating drought in shadier locations, and sun if sufficiently moist. Prune in early spring to remove old foliage and dead tips. Plants should be divided, in early spring, every few years.


Ophiopogon japonicus Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fruit

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Compact
Mounding
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Ophiopogon japonicus

Get more info on Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana'

Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana'

Dwarf Mondo Grass