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Products > Ophiopogon japonicus
 
Ophiopogon japonicus - Mondo Grass
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Liliaceae (Lilies)
Origin: Japan (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Light Lavender
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: <1 foot
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Ophiopogon japonicus (Mondo Grass) - Evergreen, thin grass-like foliage reaching 6-9 inches tall and spreads by tuber roots and stolons. The summer-blooming pale lilac flowers are usually hidden among the foliage. Blue fruits follow bloom. Ideal for use around the base of trees where most plants will not grow. Best in shady locations in inland gardens, but will take full sun along the coast. Water occasionally to regularly.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Ophiopogon japonicus.