Ophiopogon planiscapus

Ophiopogon planiscapus

Mondo Grass

£13.99

Pot Size:

3Ltr

|

49 In stock

SKU: 98396309

Description

Family Liliaceae
Originating from Japan.

  • Evergreen, glossy blades of grass-like foliage form ground-covering carpets.
  • White tubular flowers appear in summer on slender stems.
  • Easy to grow in any soil in sun or part shade.

Unrivaled for its soft texture and form, and indispensable for setting off larger plants with its dense tussocks of broad, dark green glossy grass-like blades that are tough as well as beautiful. The foliage slowly spreads on shallow rhizomatous roots making tufts of new leaf blades, whilst maintaining a dense, easily controllable and abundant carpet. 

The dark green colour of the leaves makes a contrasting backdrop for its display of white/purple flushed bell-shaped flowers in midsummer, followed by glossy blue/ black fruits. The flowers are borne on slender racemes of many individual blooms that nestle just above the foliage adding a delicate display to the foliage.

An exceptional plant. Understated and subtle, its value lies in its reliable, unique role in planting compositions where it is the perfect ‘support plant’. It binds together planting schemes by making a lush, glossy evergreen ground covering backdrop and is useful for underplanting in pots or path edging.

It is adaptable to all styles; accentuating or softening the structural lines of contemporary gardens, planted around Myrtus communis subsp. tarentina, Ulmus x elegantissima ‘Jaqueline’ or Pinus strobus ‘Stowe Pillar’. In Oriental gardens its reliably low growing size means it can provide ground cover even under dwarf pines such as Pinus parviflora ‘Iribune’, Pinus parviflora ‘Saphir’ or below the delicate foliage of Acer palmatum ‘Emerald Lace’

This unique species is easy to grow in any soil, in sun or part shade and thrives in pots. 

Height and spread after 3 – 5 years 15cm x 25cm. 

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Urban Jungle Suffolk

London Road, Weston,
Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8TT
Opening hours
Nursery 10am to 5pm. March-October
10am to 4pm or dusk if earlier. November-February
Café 10am to 4pm. March-October
10am to 3pm. November-February
Garden Centre Telephone: 01502 219110
Cafe Telephone: 01502 559103
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Urban Jungle Norfolk

Ringland Lane, Old Costessey,
Norwich, Norfolk NR8 5BG
Opening hours
Nursery 10am to 5pm. March-October
10am to 4pm or dusk if earlier. November-February
Café 10am to 4pm. March-October
10am to 3pm. November-February
Garden Centre Telephone: 01603 744997
Cafe Telephone: 01603 857196
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