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Aztec Grass Ophiopogon intermedius

Phonetic Spelling
oh-fee-oh-POH-gon in-ter-MEE-dee-us
Description

Aztec Grass is an ornamental, evergreen grass that is tufted, spreading, arching, and grows up to 6". This plant is used in interiorscapes for groundcover or filler. This plant prefers medium light and is relatively pest free.

Quick ID Hints:

  • Groundcover with linear, grass-like leaves
  • Leaves are serrulate toward the base
See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Argenteomarginatus'
    white flowers and leaves that are edged in white
'Argenteomarginatus'
Tags:
#purple#white#evergreen#white flowers#purple flowers#groundcover#fantz#berry
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Argenteomarginatus'
    white flowers and leaves that are edged in white
'Argenteomarginatus'
Tags:
#purple#white#evergreen#white flowers#purple flowers#groundcover#fantz#berry
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ophiopogon
    Species:
    intermedius
    Family:
    Asparagaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Spreading
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits are a globose berry.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are white to lilac, packed loosely on raceme, and less than an inch in size.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Variegated
    White
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are simple, serrulate toward the base, linear, less than an inch wide, and up to 2' long.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stems are stoloniferous and spreads by runners.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Riparian
    Woodland
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Insect Pests