Joy Creek Nursery

056-004   Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus'     ( Dwarf mondo grass )

Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus'
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We have seen this low perennial used effectively to create a lush carpet of green under evergreen shrubs in commercial plantings. Because Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus' is not a fast spreader, we know this is an effect that has been created over time or by using a large number of plants. We ourselves use it to demarcate an awkward shady turn in a path. The tufts of leathery, dark green leaves form a thick glossy barrier. Occasionally this will send up bloom spikes with tiny orchid-like flowers. Dark fruits develop in the fall.

Summer.   3-4 in. x 4-5 in

Lilac flowers

Part Shade, Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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