Taiwan Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon formosanum

Item 055661


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  • Light Needs
    Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

Exceptional fine-textured, light green foliage adds great interest to shady beds and borders. White summer flowers are followed by showy blue fruit. Brought to Monrovia by Dan Hinkley, this unique species from Taiwan slowly spreads to form a small, dense patch. A perfect groundcover under the canopy of large trees. Evergreen.

Close up :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Landscape :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Medium Shot :: Credit: Doreen Wynja

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Average Landscape Size
Reaches 4 to 6 in. tall, slowly spreading 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Ophiopogon formosanum
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Mounding
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Clump Forming, Dense Habit, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Tropical ,   Asian/Zen
Design Ideas: Mondo grass is the traditional groundcover of the Japanese garden, planted at the base of pagoda lights and stone basins. Perfect for entry gardens, courtyards and atriums. Very good as an edge plant for water gardens or arranged around the base of fountains. Plant as a linear edging in formal shade gardens or in small clusters in Asian gardens. Great for geometric layouts in postmodern and tropical schemes.

Thrives in humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. For a tidy appearance, remove old, faded foliage and apply fertilizer in early spring.

Customer Reviews

Exactly what I was looking for
by Barbara, February 11, 2018

I planted this last fall in a Zen Garden. It did well, stayed green all winter (Zone 6) and the deer didn't eat it! I will buy more now that I know it is going to do well in the Pacific NW.

Doing Beautifully
by Gail, December 11, 2017

So happy with the Taiwan Mondo Grass. It's in the shade, healthy, and growing beautifully. That's all I ask for... from plants

by Donna, April 20, 2017

It really adds to the front of my shaded first floor windows. I also planted one by my stone bench and it looks so inviting with my stone patio area in the front yard above my dry river bed. Great for the shaded area.

by Ciclisti, May 22, 2015

I planted these grasses 3 weeks ago and they have adapted well to the soil and have started to show good growth.

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