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Ophiopogon japonicus

Mondo grass

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.15m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitGrass-like
  • Flower ColourWhitish purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Ophiopogon japonicus (Mondo grass). This is an evergreen perennial with foliage which is dark green and glossy, the berries are blue-black. The soil should be well cultivated and well drained give it partial to full shade.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Grass-like

Other common names

Dwarf lilyturf, Lilyturf

Origin

Japan, Korea

Interest and use

Border, shade, edging, ground cover with metallic blue pea sized berries.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

These plants are fairly frost hardy, they will tolerate sun or partial-shade in moist, well-drained soil.

Propagation

They are propagated by division of clumps in spring, or from seed in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs may damage young leaves.

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