Native to Japan and Korea. Forms a dense clump 6 to 8 in. high; spreads by underground stems, many of which are tuber-like. Slow to establish as ground cover. Light lilac flowers in short spikes, usually hidden by dark green leaves 8 to 12 in. long and just 1/8 in. wide. Blue fruits are round, about 1/4 in. across. If plants look shabby, mow or shear before spring growth begins. Set divisions 6 to 8 in. apart.
Common Name: Mondo Grass
Proper Name: Ophiopogon japonica
Category: Rosette Plants
Temperature: 15 - 30 C
PH: 5.0 - 8.0
Growth Rate: Very Slow
Position in Aquascape: Mid-Ground,Foreground