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Tall Mondo Grass - 3.5
A first-class ground cover or accent plant depending on spacing, Mondo Grass forms a very low maintenance lush mound or carpet of very dark green grass-like foliage in shady to partially shaded sites. It is similar in appearance to Liriope but with much thinner blades that provide a softer texture. Get all the details below!

Tall Mondo Grass - 3.5" Pot

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SIZE: 3.5" POT
Quantity Price Each
1 $12.97
2 - 3 $7.79
4+ $5.85


Mondo Grass
Ophiopogon japonicus 

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

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Hardiness Zone 5a, where Mondo Grass 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

A first-class ground cover or accent plant, depending on spacing, Mondo Grass forms a very low maintenance lush mound or carpet of very dark green grass-like foliage in shady to partially shaded sites. It is similar in appearance to Liriope but with much thinner blades that provide a softer texture. Short spikes of lilac flowers are nestled in the foliage and, for the most part, are inconspicuous. Excellent for mass plantings or as a solo or accent in container gardens.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing about 12 inches tall and wide, Mondo Grass is ideal for use as an accent, in grouping or mass planted as a groundcover in shady to partially shaded home foundation plantings and landscape borders. Perfect for use as an underplanting for small trees such as Japanese Maples or as a groundcover under large shade trees. Also nice as a solo or combined with other plants in pots, planters and other containers. A fine addition to Asian gardens, rock gardens, shade gardens and ornamental grass gardens.

Suggested Spacing:  6 inches for quick fill;  8 to 12 inches if you have a little patience;  24 inches for space between plants





Cultural Preferences

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 when exposed to direct afternoon sun. Filtered all day sun is okay. Constantly soggy or wet soils can be problematic, though temporary flooding won't harm the plant. Can be sheared or mowed annually but we rarely touch it. 




Helpful Articles

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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-11  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Groundcover
Height or Length at Maturity:  12-15"
Width at Maturity:  12" or more
Spacing:  6-12" apart for mass plantings
Growth Habit / Form:  Clumping, Dense, Spreading
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  Lavender
Flower Type:  Single
Flower Size:  Tiny
Flowering Period:  Summer
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Very Dark Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Attracts:  
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Heat, Heavy Shade, Insect
Sun Needs:  Morning Sun, Part Shade or Shade - Avoid planting in areas with Afternoon Sun
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



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