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Ophiopogon japonicus 'Tears of Gold'

Variegated Mondo Grass

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Item #: 2141

Zones: 7a to 10b, at least

Height: 3" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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Originally from Japan (without a cultivar name), via the NCSU Arboretum, comes this new clump-forming introduction of what we think might be O. japonicus var. caespitosus... a designer mondo grass. The very narrow, green foliage (about 1/2 the width of typical mondo grass) is vertically streaked with gold. Occasionally an all-green leaf will be found, as will a solid gold one... it changes its mind about as much as some Washington politicians.