Mondo Grass {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}

Similar to the Dwarf Mondo Grass 'Nana' (which grows only 2-3" tall), this variety has a mature height of 6-10".

If you are considering purchasing this plant in bare root form, please read about bare root plants so you know what to expect.
General information about Ophiopogon (Mondo Grass):
A reliable, hardy evergreen with thin blade-like foliage in a dark shade of green, Ophiopogon, often referred to as Lily Turf or Mondo Grass is an excellent ground cover for shady areas where other plants refuse to grow.

Gardeners love Mondo Grass for reliable texture, color and structure in rock gardens, between between pavers or stepping stones, in seashore plantings and as borders and edging for beds and walkways, around shaded pools and even garden statues because it requires no mowing and offers elegance, structure and definition to any area.

Where runoff is a problem, its dense mat of roots is exceptional at holding the ground up, preventing erosion. The depth of color contrasts beautifully with the lighter green of a lawn or the grey hues of garden ornaments and works wonderfully as an evergreen in planters where seasonal annuals provide pops of vibrant color.

If you love to play with shape and design, you will absolutely adore this lush, ornamental grass that creates a dense evergreen ground cover. The deep emerald green leaf blades (1/8 inch wide) form in clumps that need no mowing and will tolerate foot traffic making them a perfect lawn alternative that thrives in shade.

In the summer there are insignificant white flowers and in fall, bright blue berries will beckon birds. Spreads slowly to moderately fast by underground stolons. One of the all-time favorite effortless grasses, Ophiopogon caresses gardens with color and richness.

Things to Note
Our Mondo grasses produce fruit that will drive birds crazy with delight. If you are a birder, this plant is a must have for attracting a variety of species.

Gardener Tips
Consider planting clumps of Mondo in year round planters adding forced tulips in early spring, Begonias and Creeping Jenny in summer and autumn, and sprigs of evergreen bows and berries in winter for continual curb appeal.

Why all the confusion about the common names?
In 1763, the French botanist Michael Adanson described a plant (probably Liriope) that he called Mondo, which remains a common name today.

A few years later, Carl Peter Thunberg described a plant, which he named Convallaria japonica. This species is now known as Ophiopogon japonicus.

A decade later, Portugese botanist Joao de Loureiro described and named the plant we now know as Liriope muscari. Nearly 100 years later Joseph Decaisne described the same species as Ophiopogon muscari.

Over time there have been numerous discussions regarding these plants and the proper botanical names for them. Today, both Liriope and Ophiopogon are treated as distinct genera. In addition to sharing the name Mondo, the plants are also interchangably called Lilyturf and Monkey Grass.
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09/29/2015 By Jean Blanton
Product reviewed: Mondo Grass {50 Bare Root plants}

09/29/2015 Update I originally ordered 250 of these plants in mid-August with a mid-Sept shipping date. I envision a "river" of mondo grass creating a border around the dwarf mondo I have planted under a large oak. These plants were shipped on schedule... Read full review >
Great plants
09/29/2015 By Martin Garrett
Product reviewed: Mondo Grass {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}

09/29/2015 Update Excellent root system and color. Plants were much larger than expected. Could not ask for a better plant.

09/18/2015 Update This review is for the 2 1/2 inch pots.....the plants were strong, could easily be split into three or more growth clumps each and very quickly recovered from their transport....they were planted the day they arrived. Recommended.
Big Mondo
07/16/2015 By Robert Randle
Product reviewed: Mondo Grass {50 Bare Root plants}

07/16/2015 Update These 300 plants in 50 bare root bundles arrived in a timely fashion except that they sat at Fex Ex for a full day, then they sat in my carport for 3 days before they went into the ground. Yet with a good watering on the 2nd day, the little... Read full review >
Fast ship - packaged with care.
03/25/2015 By Jason Murphy
Product reviewed: Mondo Grass {50 Bare Root plants}

03/25/2015 Update My only advice to folks is really consider how many you need. Seems like we didn't plan good enough - could have used another 50. Other than that....good to go.
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Ophiopogon japonicus
(AKA Japonica, Monkey Grass, Lilyturf, Japanese Snake's Beard, Kyoto, Compactus Mondo Grass)
Pronunciation: oh-fee-oh-POE-gon jah-PON-ih-kus

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