Also called Monkey 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
Ophiopogon is not a grass, it is a member of the lily family.
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Landscape usesFoundation planting