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Ophiopogon japonicus

Common Name(s):
Mondo grass
Category:
Groundcover
Comment:

Ophiopogon japonicus is highly salt tolerant

Wildlife Value: This plant is resistant to damage by deer

Compare this plant to:  Liriope spp., it has a finer texture.

Height:
6-10 in.
Hardiness:
6 to 9
Foliage:
Dark green grasslike leaves
Flower:
Light lilac to white flowers in summer; blue glove-shaped fruit
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to shade; needs well-drained soil
Size:
Height 6-10 in.
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Grasslike clumps or mounds
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Tags:
cpp, salt tolerant, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 326

Ophiopogon japonicus Form
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Ophiopogon japonicus Leaves and flowers
Leonora Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Ophiopogon japonicus Flowers
VanLap Hoang, CC BY - 2.0
Ophiopogon japonicus Blue fruits
VanLap Hoang, CC BY - 2.0
Ophiopogon japonicus Fruits close up
Jean, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0