Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus' /Dwarf Mondo

Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus'  / Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus'
Low, compact growth
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Low, compact growth

Leaf length of only about two inches

Dense uniform coverage if plants are set close together

Best adapted for plantings in partial shade

Plants in a nursery sales yard ready for planting

Typical planting showing the low dense mat coverage

Dwarf mondo planted among pavers

Well established planting

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Scientific Name: Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus'
Common Name: Dwarf Mondo
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This dwarf selection is only half the size of the species and creates a lush, dark green ground cover of grass-like clumps that are 4-6 inches high. It rarely flowers. Excellent low maintenance ground cover, used in border plantings and in rock gardens.