More Information About Ophiopogon
(aka Mondo Grass) While everyone has seen the typical green mondo grass, and dwarf mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana'), the Japanese have been selecting new color forms (e.g., black leaf forms of Ophiopogon planiscapus) and extreme dwarf forms of ophiopogon for years (e.g., Ophiopogon japonicus 'Gyoku Ryu'...much shorter than Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana'). Plant Delights has the largest selection of rare and unusual mondo grasses in the US including many dwarf mondo grass selections that are better than the ubiquitous 'Nana'. Ophiopogons are durable, easy-to-grow, low-maintenance, ornamental grass-like groundcovers for shady perennial gardens.
Plants in the genus ophiopogon are either clumpers or runners. Some of the running ophiopogon cultivars (such as Ophiopogon 'Gyoku Ryu') produce a tight mat of foliage, while others, like black mondo grass (Ophiopogon plansicapus 'Arabicus', 'Kokuryu', etc.) produce a more open patch. Ophiopogon prefers partial shade and even moisture, but is drought-tolerant once established. When you are ready to buy ophiopogon, we hope you will check out our selection of mondo grass and dwarf mondo grass for sale.