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Dwarf Mondo Grass is an evergreen groundcover that looks like turf...very deep green turf that is! Get all the details below!

Dwarf Mondo Grass - 3.5" Pot

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SIZE: 3.5" POT

Dwarf Mondo Grass
Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-10b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Hardiness Zone 5a, where this Mondo Grass variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring. 

Special Attributes

We love this tough little grassy plant! If a low-maintenance evergreen carpet of deep green is what you need for a lawn, as a groundcover or to fill the gaps between stepping stones and pavers, Dwarf Mondo Grass might just be your plant. It is an evergreen groundcover that looks like turf...very deep green turf with narrow, linear, grass-like, dark green leaves (each leaf to 2 inches long and 3/16” wide). Tiny, spherical white flowers are nestled in the foliage but for the most part are inconspicuous on this dwarf.

Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing only 2 inches tall and spreading slowly over a period of 3 years to a foot or more, Dwarf Mondo Grass is the perfect choice to fill the gaps between stepping stones and pavers. It holds up very good to foot traffic and will not spread across the surface of the stones or pavers as many other spreading groundcover plants will do. It is also great for use as an underplanting for shrubs or trees, such as Japanese Maples. Also useful as a soil cover in containers, where it serves as a cute little patch of "turf."

Cultural Preferences

Dwarf Mondo Grass is very easy to grow in most any moist but well-drained soil of average fertility and part shade to full shade. Morning sun is okay but foliage may fade to a lighter shade of green in direct afternoon sun. Filtered all day sun is okay. Constantly soggy or wet soils can be problematic, though temporary flooding is okay.

Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Mondo grass.

Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-11  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Groundcover
Height or Length at Maturity:  2-3"
Width at Maturity:  10"+
Spacing:  8-12" apart for groundcover
Growth Habit / Form:  Clumping, Dense, Spreading
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  Soft lavender to white, insignificant
Flower Type:  Single
Flower Size:  Tiny
Flowering Period:  Summer
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Very Dark Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Sun Needs:  Part Shade to Shade
Water Needs:  Average, low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Soil Drainage:  Well Drained
Soil pH:  5.5 - 6.5
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Foot Traffic, Heat, Heavy Shade, Insect

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