Mondo Grass - Ophiopogon japonicus

Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon Japonicus)

The Mondo Grass is a perennial that does quite well as ground cover, anywhere from pathways to rock gardens. If you’re looking for a low maintenance, easy to care for plant that adds texture and visual interest to your garden or home? Consider giving mondo grass a try! A versatile, clumping evergreen perennial in the lily family, mondo grass is perfect for gardeners of all levels. Hardy and drought tolerant, it can effortlessly add color and boldness to any landscape without requiring too much attention.

Where They Do Well:

You can grow Mondo Grass almost anywhere. They do quite well under trees, where typical lawns don’t succeed, or in containers. To ensure a healthy and vibrant mondo grass patch, it’s important to provide consistent care. Outdoor plants should be watered at least weekly, while indoor specimens typically need less water due to lower sunlight exposure – all you have to do is avoid stepping on the mondo grass!


They require very little maintenance, aside from some regular watering. You can also divide these clumps easily with a spade and replant elsewhere. Prune in early spring annually to promote new growth; consider adding mulch as well for extra moisture retention! Though durable to a certain extent, take precaution not step or trample on this delicate plant – especially when used indoors where sunlight is diminished and thus watering needs are reduced.