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Ophiopogon japonicus

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Ophiopogon japonicus Mondo Grass, Monkey Grass, Lilyturf,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting, Groundcovers, Hedging / Screening Clumping, Dense, Spreading, Tufting

Popular narrow, grass-like tufting plant with leaves growing approximately 20cm high. Slowly spreads via underground stolons to form a dense groundcover. Plant in-between pavers, edge paths, use as a lawn alternative or in pots. Great for Japanese style gardens.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm <30cm

Position: Soil Type:
Any Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Hedging / Screening, Lawn Alternatives, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Playgrounds, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Clumps may be divided in Spring. Keep moist during hot weather.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Liliaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High