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Dwarf Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus'

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Dwarf Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus') at Tagawa Gardens

Dwarf Mondo Grass foliage

Dwarf Mondo Grass foliage

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Dwarf Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus') at Tagawa Gardens

Dwarf Mondo Grass

Dwarf Mondo Grass

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  4 inches

Flower Height:  6 inches

Spacing:  6 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Description:

Dwarf mounds of narrow dark-green foliage; bell-shaped pale lilac to white flowers in summer followed by bright, sky-blue berries; striking when massed along borders; not actually a grass but more closely related to lilies

Ornamental Features

Dwarf Mondo Grass features dainty spikes of lilac purple bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. Its attractive grassy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year. It produces sky blue berries from early to mid fall.

Landscape Attributes

Dwarf Mondo Grass is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial grass with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dwarf Mondo Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Dwarf Mondo Grass will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 8 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer: Inventory varies seasonally as well as by the hour during busy season. Please call us directly 303-690-4722 or visit us for current availability.


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