Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus'

Dwarf Mondo Grass

Evergreen Grass / Grass-Like, Groundcover

Dwarf mondo grass grows as compact tufts of deep rich green. It is great as a small-scale, no-mow lawn alternative, an edging, between stepping stone, or just about anywhere you need a spot of fine, green all-season, anchoring texture!

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Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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

Water Needs: Average


Size: 2 - 8 tall x 4 - 18 wide
Shape / Form: Low and Spreading
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

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

Foliage Color: Green

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Edging, Groundcover, Lawn Alternative, Mixed Border
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest
Position / Role: ground hugger, continuity creator
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos