Grass, Mondo


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

Soil: Well-Drained

Zone: 5 - 9

Growth Rate: Slow

Companion Plants: Silver Dragon Liriope, Bamboo


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