Ophiopogon japonicus

Mondo Grass

Evergreen Grass / Grass-Like, Perennial

This easy care, evergreen perennial with a grassy texture is a perfect plant to use as a small-scale groundcover, as an edging plant, or in containers as a foliage accent.

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Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average, Low, Regular / Even


Size: 6 - 12 tall x 12 - 18 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Dwarf / Compact Plant, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Green

Bloom Season: Fall

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Edging, Groundcover, Lawn Alternative, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deep Shade

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

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