Ophiopogon japonicus

Mondo Grass


An evergreen, clumping perennial plant with fine, grass-like, dark green leaves. During Summer, white to pale lilac flowers are borne on short racemes at the ends of erect stems, 5-10cm tall. The fruit is a small blue berry. Grows best in partial to full shade but will tolerate full sun. This is a very tough plant that is easy to grow and spreads readily in a moist but well drained soil. Appreciates water during dry Summers and an application of a complete fertiliser in Spring. Good as an edging plant in gardens or along driveways. Also suits being planted in pots.


DimensionsHeight: 0.15 to 0.3m, Width: 0.3m
Aspect Full shade, Part shade
OriginChina, Vietnam, India, Japan
Pests & diseasesNo major problems
Typical sizes125mm, 140mm

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