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Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon japonicus

Snake's Beard, Lily Turf

Ophiopogon japonicus is an evergreen, sod-forming perennial grass-like plant. It is grown for the evergreen leaves and steady ground covering ability. Good for holding soil along driveway edges or steep slopes and beautiful green between stepping stones.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy

Harvesting

Not harvested

Propagation

Suckers
Root suckers in the soil next tot he plant and separate once rooted.
Division
Divide thick clumps and replant immediately.

Special features

Drought resistant
Once established the green foilage is a feast during dry times, staying vibrant dark green.

Geography

Origin
Asia, China, India, Japan, and Vietnam.

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Asparagaceae
Flower colour
Lilac
Scent
None

Problems

Generally problem free.

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