|Mature Height:||6 to 10 inches|
|Mature Width:||24+ inches|
|Soil Condition:||Prefers dry, average to sandy soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point as a border, mass planting|
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Ophiopogon japonicus or Mondo Grass creates attractive clumps of dark green, grass-like leaves that make a beautiful groundcover or low border. Spikes of lilac flowers appear in summer. This easy to grow perennial is ideal for adding texture to the garden and makes a great substitute for Liriope.
Using Mondo Grass as a ground cover
A simple, no fuss ground cover, Mondo Grass performs well in the shadiest of locations. This gracefully arcing perennial prefers part to full shade, and does not have a flower but produces a small berry that appears on a little stalk. Mondo Grass can handle anywhere from part to full shade, and could even be put inside in terrariums or as a houseplant in low light conditions. Mondo Grass can be cut like a regular lawn, but holds its shape and structure with little to no care. The arching leaves look beautiful as border or edging, and can be effectively used as a groundcover.
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Mondo Grass plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.