This lush ground cover, often referred to as ‘monkey grass’ in the south, will instantly enhance the aesthetic quality of your landscape. And the best part? It’s both low maintenance and drought tolerant, making it ideal for shady areas (not full sun!) and the gardener who wants the beautiful yard without all the hard work. Meet the Dwarf Mondo Grass!
The Dwarf Mondo Grass makes for an elegant, lush ground cover of dense, dark green leaved grass-like clumps. The grass is excellent as an edging plant, or can be tucked into rocks or around stepping stones for a nice green foliage contrast. Will help deter weed growth if planted as a border plant and looks striking in mass plantings with geometric layouts or used as a traditional groundcover.
This low growing grass species keeps its green color all through the year and has a very low risk of pests. Plant in full shade or part shade but it can tolerate full sun locations if it is well irrigated at the time of germination and establishment. Best time to plant is early spring but the dwarf monkey grass is easy to grow and could be planted at any time (besides frost) and still thrive!
Mondo grass grows in well drained soil and may produce white flowers if maintained. The grass looks wonderful planted around other plants and trees as an accept piece.
This ornamental grass stays small and compact at 6 inches tall and 3 inches wide. It can be grown across the United States in USDA growing zones 6-11 and has slight cold hardiness.
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Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus'
- Low maintenance
- Drought resistant