Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon japonicus


Member Price: $39.95

Mondo Grass
Mondo Grass

Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon japonicus

Price: $44.95

Member Price: $39.95

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Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon japonicus), also known as Monkey Grass or Lilyturf, is a popular evergreen groundcover that adds texture, color, and interest to various landscape settings. With its attractive and low-maintenance foliage, this versatile plant is perfect for edging pathways, filling in gaps between stepping stones, or creating a lush, green carpet under trees and shrubs.

The Overall Plant

Mondo Grass is a slow-growing, clumping perennial that typically reaches a height of 6 to 15 inches. It thrives in USDA hardiness zones 6 to 10 and is best suited for well-drained soil in partial to full shade. Its tolerance for a range of light conditions and soil types makes it a versatile option for various garden settings. Mondo Grass is also drought-tolerant once established, making it a low-maintenance choice for many landscape situations.

The Foliage

The main attraction of Mondo Grass is its attractive, grass-like foliage. The leaves are dark green, slender, and arching, forming dense clumps that spread slowly by underground rhizomes. The evergreen nature of the foliage ensures year-round interest in the garden, providing a reliable and low-growing groundcover that can help suppress weeds and prevent erosion. Mondo Grass is available in several cultivars, including dwarf varieties and those with variegated foliage, offering even more options for adding visual interest to the landscape.

The Flowers and Fruit

While not the primary focus of Mondo Grass, this groundcover does produce small, inconspicuous flowers in the summer. The flowers are white to pale lavender and bell-shaped, appearing on short, upright spikes that rise slightly above the foliage. Following the bloom, small, blue-black berries form, adding a subtle yet interesting contrast against the dark green leaves. These fruits are not typically consumed by humans but may be attractive to birds.

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Every plant comes with our expert planting guide that will cover the specifics to ensure your plant grows absolutely nuts. It also comes with our free 30 day guarantee so if you aren't happy we got you covered.

Why Flora's Market?

We're not some middleman or corporate farm, when you buy from Flora's Market you are buying directly from a family of growers that's been doing it for generations. We pride ourselves on quality, that's why we back our plants 100% with our grower guarantee. If you're not happy don't sweat it, we got you covered.

Mature height: 6-15 in.

Mature width: 6-15 in.

Sunlight: Partial-Full Shade

Growth rate: Slow

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 6-10