Ophiopogon japonicus

Mondo Grass, Lily Turf

The dense, finely textured, deep evergreen clumps of this slow-spreading perennial make excellent ground cover and edging plants. Flowers are white or lilac, and are followed by blue-shaded fruit. Makes good cut flowers. A rare, black-leafed type is available. Mondo Grass is often confused with Lilyturf which has wider leaves and larger flowers. Start by seed or division. Cut back shabby foliage. Watch for slugs and snails.
Ophiopogon japonicus, Mondo Grass, Lily Turf
Dark green, grass-like leaves grow 12 to 15 inches tall. Spikes of lilac flowers bloom in late summer, followed by blue-black berries.

Attributes - Ophiopogon japonicus

Plant Type: Ground Cover

Bloom Season: Late Summer

Flower Color: Lavender, Purple

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 in. to 1 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Container Plants, Low Maintenance.

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