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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Good value
09/13/2016 By Gabrielle Corley
Product reviewed: Mondo Grass {50 Bare Root plants}
The plants were all healthy, good value for the money.,
Delivered as promised
08/17/2016 By David Smith
Product reviewed: Mondo Grass {50 Bare Root plants}
Received a bundle of at least 50 plants, as advertised. The plants were healthy and easy to plant, but they are VERY small. It would probably be much cheaper to go to Home Depot and buy one or two full sized plants, wash off the roots and split them into 50... Read full review >
In the Ground
05/31/2016 By DLXSR.7
Product reviewed: Mondo Grass {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
Received the Mondo Grass in good shape and planted them. They are of course very new but all plants have survived and look as though they will thrive in a very difficult area that I have struggled with for years, in the shade under Oak trees.
In the ground and already growing!
04/22/2016 By Mary Somerville
Product reviewed: Mondo Grass {50 Bare Root plants}
Was unsure about ordering bare root plants but I have to say they were easy to plant and are doing just great. The plants arrived exactly when expected. I opened the box and they were still damp and in very good shape. I planted them the next day and they... Read full review >
Healthy Crop!
04/11/2016 By Kara
Product reviewed: Mondo Grass {50 Bare Root plants}
I received these and then we got some crazy, snowy, freezing weather and I could not plant them as planned. I kept them damp in the refrigerator for 3 days and then planted them per instructions. Right after planting we got MORE snow and freezing that was... Read full review >
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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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