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Ophiopogon japonicus (Mondo grass)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.3m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.3m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Ophiopogon japonicus

Other names: Mondo grass, Monkey grass, Dwarf lilyturf

Genus: Ophiopogon Ophiopogon

Species: O. japonicus - O. japonicus is a clump-forming, rhizomatous, evergreen perennial with narrowly linear, rigid, curved, dark green leaves and, in summer, short racemes of small, bell-shaped, sometimes purple-flushed, white flowers followed by spherical, blue-black fruit.


Ophiopogon japonicus is: Evergreen

Flower: White in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Habit: Clump-forming

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Slugs Slugs

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning: Remove dead or untidy foliage as necessary.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation: Sow seed in a cold frame as soon as ripe.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Ophiopogon japonicus (Mondo grass) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Containers, Rock, Underplanting

Cultivation: Grow in moist but well-drained, humus-rich, slightly acid to neutral soil in full sun or partial shade. Mulch with leaf mould in autumn.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Ophiopogon japonicus

Other names: Mondo grass, Monkey grass, Dwarf lilyturf

Genus: Ophiopogon Ophiopogon

Species: O. japonicus - O. japonicus is a clump-forming, rhizomatous, evergreen perennial with narrowly linear, rigid, curved, dark green leaves and, in summer, short racemes of small, bell-shaped, sometimes purple-flushed, white flowers followed by spherical, blue-black fruit.


Ophiopogon japonicus is: Evergreen

Flower: White in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Habit: Clump-forming

Watch out for

Specific pests: Slugs

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning: Remove dead or untidy foliage as necessary.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation: Sow seed in a cold frame as soon as ripe.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Ophiopogon japonicus (Mondo grass) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Containers, Rock, Underplanting

Cultivation: Grow in moist but well-drained, humus-rich, slightly acid to neutral soil in full sun or partial shade. Mulch with leaf mould in autumn.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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