Description: Mondo grass is an excellent ground cover for shady areas, and the dense mat of roots holds the ground well where runoff is a problem. It is widely used as a border around beds, and is good for edging walkways and defining beds. Dwarf varieties are excellent as a groundcover around shady pools or garden statues: its height will not compete with the feature, dark green will contrast better than a bright green grass, and it will require no mowing. It is also used as an evergreen in planters, mixed with seasonal annuals for color.
Common Name: Mondo Grass
Scientific Name: Ophiopogon japonicus
Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass, Groundcover
Exposure: Partial Shade
Size: 6-10″ height, 1-2′ spread
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Landscape Use: Border, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden
Zone: 5 – 9
Growth Rate: Slow
Companion Plants: Silver Dragon Liriope, Bamboo. Stop by and visit our garden center and nursery to talk with our staff about other plants in stock.