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Mondo grass

Ophiopogon

Looking for a handsome groundcover to enliven your landscape? Look no farther than Mondo grass, which has dense tufts of grassy foliage, often boldly striped, and spikes of flowers reminiscent of grape hyacinth. Mondo grass plants provides elegant edging; they can be grouped as accents or planted close together as a groundcover. Be alert for slug damage in damp areas. Provide moist, humus-rich soil that does not dry out.

Light:

Part Sun, Sun

Type:

Height:

Under 6 inches to 3 feet

Width:

To 1 foot wide

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Zones:

6-10


how to grow Mondo grass


more varieties for Mondo grass
Black Mondo grass

Black Mondo grass

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' has tufts of strappy dark purple leaves about 6 inches tall. Spikes of lilac-pink flowers resembling grape hyacinth rise on stiff stems in summer. Zone 6-11

Dwarf Mondo grass

Dwarf Mondo grass

Ophiopogon japonicus grows to 1 foot tall with linear green leaves. Spikes of pale whitish-lilac flowers nestle among the foliage. This tough plant makes a fine edging. Zones 7-10


plant Mondo grass with
Loosestrife

These vigorous growers are beautiful additions to the garden. They vary from tall, stately plants suitable for borders to others that can be planted as creeping groundcovers. Flowers, too, vary from tight spikes of 1/2 inch to 1-inch cups carried alone or in whorls. Humus-rich, moisture-retentive soil is recommended; some varieties enjoy wet soil and ample water. Several sorts may become invasive and need to be corralled.Note: These are not the invasive purple loosestrife, which has been banned in many parts of the United States.

Japanese painted fern

One of the most elegant ferns available for your garden, Japanese painted ferns are washed with gorgeous silver and burgundy markings. Lady fern is equally elegant though not quite as showy. Either will add interest and texture to your shady spots. Closely related to each other, Japanese painted fern and lady fern are sometimes crossed with each other to create attractive hybrids.Unlike most ferns, these toughies will tolerate dry soil. And they will tolerate some sun if they have ample water.

Astilbe

Astilbe brings a graceful, feathering note to moist, shady landscapes. In cooler climates in the northern third or so of the country, it can tolerate full sun provided it has a constant supply of moisture. In drier sites, however, the leaves will scorch in full sun.Feathery plumes of white, pink, lavender, or red flowers rise above the finely divided foliage from early to late summer depending on the variety. It will spread slowly over time where well-situated. Most commercially available types are complex hybrids.


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