Ophiopogon sp.

Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon sp. - From Yunnan, China comes this evergreen Lily Turf with tall, quite narrow grassy blades discovered by the fine folks at Far Reaches Farm during a trek to Yunnan in 1997. Small white flowers are followed by dark, glossy bluish black berries. Where it can be grown it's easy and tough. Ophiopogon sp. is clumping. It will not run though it will expand its girth over a course of some years. Plant in fertile soil in open to part shade or dappled sun. Division.


 


Height:

15-18 in

Spread:

15-18 in

Colors:

White

Zone:

6b to 8(9?)
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OPHISP Ophiopogon sp. (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $12.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Ophiopogon sp.

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Attributes

  • Ground Cover
  • Massing
  • Bank
  • Border
  • Edging
  • Collector Plant
  • Evergreen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Fertile

Origins

  • Yunnan

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Ophiopogon

Common Name: Mondo Grass

The Mondo Grasses make beautiful grass-like ground covering blankets adaptable to sun in the north, happier in part to open shade farther south. They are not grasses at all; in fact, they are members of the Liliaceae as is Liriope with which they are closely allied. Plant the virtually evergreen Mondo Grasses in fertile soil for best growth. Once established they do demonstrate drought tolerance. Spring planting is advised if you are to attempt them in the north range. Ophiopogon spreads moderately fast and is a colonizing plant. All of the following are offered by pot grown division.