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Aztec Grass

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$17.96
  • Variegated green and silvery-white foliage
  • Matures to Spreading wide by 12-15" tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 7 - 11
  • Plant in part sun to part shade
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Description

Aztec Grass (Ophiopogon intermedius) is a perennial ornamental grass that is native to Japan and China. It is a low-growing grass that forms dense clumps of dark green leaves and produces small spikes of pale purple flowers in the summer.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider adding Aztec Grass to your garden or landscape:

  1. Low maintenance: Aztec Grass is a low maintenance plant that requires little care once established. It is drought tolerant and can tolerate a range of soil conditions.
  2. Ground cover: Aztec Grass makes an excellent ground cover due to its dense growth habit. It can be used to fill in gaps between other plants or to create a low-maintenance lawn alternative.
  3. Texture and contrast: The dark green foliage of Aztec Grass provides a nice contrast to other plants in your garden. Its long, narrow leaves also add a textural element to your landscape.

To grow Aztec Grass, here are some steps you can follow:

  1. Choose the right location: Aztec Grass prefers partial to full shade and well-draining soil. Choose a location in your landscape that receives partial to full shade throughout the day.
  2. Plant in the spring: Plant your Aztec Grass in the spring after the threat of frost has passed. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball and plant the grass at the same depth it was growing in its container.
  3. Water and fertilize: Water your Aztec Grass regularly during the first growing season to help it establish a strong root system. After the first year, it will only require occasional watering. Fertilize once in the spring with a balanced fertilizer.
  4. Prune as needed: Aztec Grass does not require regular pruning, but you can trim back any dead or damaged foliage in the spring.
  5. Watch for pests and diseases: Aztec Grass is generally resistant to pests and diseases, but it can be susceptible to root rot in poorly-draining soil. Avoid overwatering and ensure that the soil is well-draining.

Overall, Aztec Grass is a low-maintenance and attractive ground cover option that can add texture and contrast to your garden or landscape.

For more tips on caring for your ground cover grasses check out our ground cover grasses care guide.

Check out our Liriope Buyer's Guide for more helpful tips on Liriope and Aztec Grass care.

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Aztec Grass Spacing Recommendations

For a seamless planting, plant your Aztec Grass 12 inches apart. Space them 1.5-2+ feet apart for gaps between plants.

  • Scientific Name
    Liriope muscari Aztec Grass
  • Hardiness Zone
    7, 8, 9, 10, 11
  • Sun Exposure
    Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Disease Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Flowering, Variegated
  • Feature Color
    Green, White
  • Uses
    Border, Container, Groundcover
  • Water Needs
    Water-Wise
  • Bloom Season
    Fall, Summer

Growing Zones : 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11

Map of USDA Zones 7-11

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Aztec Grass

$17.96

Aztec Grass (Ophiopogon intermedius) is a perennial ornamental grass that is native to Japan and China. It is a low-growing grass that forms dense clumps of dark green leaves and produces small spikes of pale purple flowers in the summer.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider adding Aztec Grass to your garden or landscape:

  1. Low maintenance: Aztec Grass is a low maintenance plant that requires little care once established. It is drought tolerant and can tolerate a range of soil conditions.
  2. Ground cover: Aztec Grass makes an excellent ground cover due to its dense growth habit. It can be used to fill in gaps between other plants or to create a low-maintenance lawn alternative.
  3. Texture and contrast: The dark green foliage of Aztec Grass provides a nice contrast to other plants in your garden. Its long, narrow leaves also add a textural element to your landscape.

To grow Aztec Grass, here are some steps you can follow:

  1. Choose the right location: Aztec Grass prefers partial to full shade and well-draining soil. Choose a location in your landscape that receives partial to full shade throughout the day.
  2. Plant in the spring: Plant your Aztec Grass in the spring after the threat of frost has passed. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball and plant the grass at the same depth it was growing in its container.
  3. Water and fertilize: Water your Aztec Grass regularly during the first growing season to help it establish a strong root system. After the first year, it will only require occasional watering. Fertilize once in the spring with a balanced fertilizer.
  4. Prune as needed: Aztec Grass does not require regular pruning, but you can trim back any dead or damaged foliage in the spring.
  5. Watch for pests and diseases: Aztec Grass is generally resistant to pests and diseases, but it can be susceptible to root rot in poorly-draining soil. Avoid overwatering and ensure that the soil is well-draining.

Overall, Aztec Grass is a low-maintenance and attractive ground cover option that can add texture and contrast to your garden or landscape.

For more tips on caring for your ground cover grasses check out our ground cover grasses care guide.

Check out our Liriope Buyer's Guide for more helpful tips on Liriope and Aztec Grass care.

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  • 2.5 Quart
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