Dark green, flopping foliage of Ophiopogon japonica 'Nana' (Dwarf Mondo Grass) grown in 4-inch pots.

Ophiopogon japonica 'Nana' (Dwarf Mondo Grass) Unity Grown

Regular price$5.95
/

Size
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
Contact us to learn about delivery and install options.

Ophiopogon japonica 'Nana' is a cultivar of dwarf mondo grass, a tuft-forming, evergreen perennial grassy groundcover that produces dark green foliage and pale purple flowers, noted for its slightly wider blades and less upright structure than its parent species. Also known as Japanese lilyturf, Ophiopogon japonica bears some resemblance to Liriope, true lilyturf, but produces small, showy blue fruits in the late summer.

Utilized as a turf alternative in shady areas of landscaping, mondo grass requires little maintenance beyond yearly mowing. Although just as short and slow-growing as its parent species, 'Nana' has the tendency to flop a bit more, providing a denser appearance to the mats of greenery it forms. Mat-forming behavior plus the added benefits of being salt-, drought-, and foot-traffic tolerant makes it a great choice as a lawn alternative or for underplanting near dense shrubs or rosebushes.

Mature Plant Height: Very Short: under 12"
Evergreen
Sun to Shade-Wide Tolerance
Soil Moisture: Medium and Well-drained
Soil Type: Wide Tolerance
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: Purple and White
Foliage color: Green
Features: Fall Color, Groundcover, Lawn Alternative, and Winter Interest
Tolerances: Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Dry Shade Tolerant, Foot Traffic Tolerant, Salt Tolerant, and Shade Tolerant
Garden Type: Meadow, Small Space, and Container

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


Recently viewed