Mondo grass is a member of the Ophiopogon family. Its botanical name is Ophiopogon japonicus. It is a grass / ornamental that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Mondo grass is known for its grass habit and growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches). This plant tends to bloom in late spring. Popular varieties of Mondo grass with home gardeners are Nana, Variegatus, Compactus, Albus, and Gyoku-Ryu.
Japan is believed to be where Mondo grass originates from.
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Plant is best divided by the root ball as flowers are either sterile, or don’t come true to the plant.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Mondo grass so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Mondo grass so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Mondo grass plants:
In Chinese medicine, the tuber of this plant is known as mai men dong, is the cardinal herb for yin deficiency.
Fountain plant, Monkey grass
Ophiopogon japonicus (L. f.) Ker Gawl.