Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon japonicus  • 

Photo: Mondo Grass

Photo: Mondo Grass
Photo: Mondo Grass

General description

Despite its name, this is more of a Lily-like plant than a true grass. It is the traditional groundcover of the Japanese garden, planted at the base of pagoda lights and stone basins. A fine groundcover that stays small, it's perfect for entry gardens, courtyards and atriums. Very good as an edge plant for water gardens or arranged at the base of fountains. Plant in small clusters or as a large, irregular shaped mass in Asian gardens. Great for geometric layouts in postmodern and tropical schemes.

Care Information

Provide moist, well drained soil. Best in part shade in hot summer climates. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Clumps may be divided every 2 to 3 years in early spring.


10 cm