Mondo Grass, Monkey Grass Details

Mondo Grass, Monkey Grass

  • Botanical Name: Ophiopogon japonicus
  • Plant Type: Groundcover
  • Light Requirement: Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Water Demand: Low, Medium
  • Landscape Use: Border - Edge, Erosion Control, Lawn substitute
  • Ornamental Value: White
  • Native/Adapted: Adapted
  • Wildlife Value:
  • Season: Summer
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Plant Form: Spreading
  • Plant Spread: 1'
  • Plant Height: 0.5' - 1'


Mow or shear in late winter. A dwarf variety is available (2 to 3 inches tall). A clumping grass-like plant that makes a great edging.

Ground Cover Care Guide

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Mondo Grass, Monkey Grass Photos