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Mondo Grass

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$44.98
  • Evergreen blades with tiny white flowers in the summer
  • Matures to Spreading wide by 6-8" tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 6 - 10
  • Plant in shade to part shade
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Description

Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon japonicas), sometimes called Monkey Grass, is a smaller ornamental grass that is a dwarf cousin of the family of larger ornamental Liriopes (Lily Turf). Compared to Liriopes that can grow up to two feet tall, Mondo grass will top out at 6-8" tall. The dark green evergreen blades of this grass are roughly 1/8” inch wide. In early summer this grass will produce insignificant white flower spikes that will give way to blue berries in autumn. This decorative grass is great to use in the landscape along walkways, driveways, rock gardens, groundcovers, or under densely branched trees such as Oaks and Magnolias.

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

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

How to Space Your Mondo Grass

For a seamless planting, space your Mondo Grass 6-8 inches apart from plant center to plant center. For space between plantings, plant them 1+ feet-foot apart.

  • Scientific Name
    Ophiopogon japonicus
  • Hardiness Zone
    6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Shade to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Deer Resistant, Disease Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Dwarf, Shade Tolerant
  • Feature Color
    Green
  • Uses
    Accent, Border, Foundation Planting, Groundcover
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    None

Growing Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10

Map of USDA Zones 6-10

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Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon japonicas), sometimes called Monkey Grass, is a smaller ornamental grass that is a dwarf cousin of the family of larger ornamental Liriopes (Lily Turf). Compared to Liriopes that can grow up to two feet tall, Mondo grass will top out at 6-8" tall. The dark green evergreen blades of this grass are roughly 1/8” inch wide. In early summer this grass will produce insignificant white flower spikes that will give way to blue berries in autumn. This decorative grass is great to use in the landscape along walkways, driveways, rock gardens, groundcovers, or under densely branched trees such as Oaks and Magnolias.

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

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  • 2.5 Quart
  • 18 Pack: 3" pots
  • 54 Pack: 3" Pots
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