Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus'

Also known as:

  • Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana'
  • Dwarf Mondo Grass
  • Ophiopogon japonica 'Nana'
  • Dwarf Mondo Grass

Plant Type

perennial, groundcover, grass / grass like

Zones

7a-9b

Size

H:4"
W:4"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

acidic, adaptable, well-drained

Water Needs:

even moisture, regular, occasional, low

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, bright shade, mostly shade, shade

Features

Flower Color:

white, lavender

Foliage Color:

green

Wildlife:

bees, butterflies

Fruit:

purple

Flower Season:

spring

Texture:

grassy

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

Mini Forest By Sky

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16321 S. Windy City Road Mulino, Oregon

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Miniatures & Dwarfs for small-scale gardening

Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

541-746-3922

Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Almost Eden

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Merryville, Louisiana

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Bartlett, Tennessee

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Portland, Oregon

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Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Little Prince of Oregon

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Aurora, Oregon

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Jockey Hill Nursery

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Scappoose, Oregon

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Greenville, Georgia

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Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus' 1 landscape

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Description by: Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

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Tight buns of pretty, arching, deep green leaves create evergreen mounds eventually 6-8"h x 20"w – vibrant purple berries follow white or lavender flowers and are quite showy – Sun to part shade, most soils, maintenance free – long lived.

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Description by: Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center

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Seattle, WA

206-352-0494

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Perfect for the miniature garden. A favorite miniature grass that grows about 2" tall and slowly spreads on runners. If it's really happy, the tiniest, lavendar colored flowers in summer are followed by bright blue berries in the summer. Easy care, can be indoors or outdoors. Great color and texture. Small, lavendar colored blooms turn to blue berries. Cold hardy zones 7 - 10 to 0 °F. Heat hardy zones 12 - 1. Outdoor: part shade/full shade. Indoor: bright indirect light. Regular water let soil dry out to damp between watering.

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Description by: Mini Forest By Sky

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Mulino, Oregon

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Very narrow strap-like leaves in tufts arching outward to about 3 inches x 3 inches. Could be described as a green head of hair! Tiny lily-like flowers in summer followed by shiny berries in fall. Rock gardens, troughs, containers, between pavers or use as a ground cover. SKY uses as companion plant in Bonsai. Spreads slowly. Likes sun to partial shade and moist, well drained soil. In hottest summer areas protect from direct overhead sun.

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Description by: Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

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This tiny ophiopogon only gets 2-3” tall. This plant makes a nice in filler between rocks or small plants. This cute little plant can also make a tiny container plant. Flowers are white 2-3” tall.

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Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus' 10 Grass

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Description by: Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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Richmond, British Columbia

604-270-4133

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This dwarf mondo is dark green with leaf blades that are 1/8 inch wide. It grows close to the ground in clumps and is ideal as a slow to moderately fast spreading ground cover. Short enough to use between pavers or along walkways, at the front of the border or in containers with miniature hostas.

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Description by: Fantastic Plants

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Bartlett, Tennessee

901-438-1912

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Smaller than typical form- extremely low habit to about 4" tall. Only hardy in Zones 7-9.

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Description by: Almost Eden

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Merryville, Louisiana

337-375-2114

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Short, very dark green, evergreen, grass-like foliage makes a dense clump or groundcover and needs almost no care. In hot areas it prefers some shade. It also works well as groundcover in containers beneath larger plants.

Description by: Little Prince of Oregon

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Aurora, Oregon

503-678-5687

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Dwarf ornamental grass. Green blades.

Description by: Tidwell Nurseries

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Greenville, Georgia

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From the Greek Ophis (Snake) and Pogon (Beard). A close botanical relative to Liriope and very similar in most aspects and applications. Generally is more of a shade lover and less tolerant of full, hot sun (morning sun ok). Mondo and Dwarf Mondo are often used as far North as Zone 5 even though their cold hardiness rating is zone 6 or 7. These installations are successful when a microclimate is created in the landscape by planting in a protected area: a shady enclosed garden or courtyard surrounded by other plants and shrubs. Native to Southeast Asia.

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