Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana' Dwarf Mondo Grass



Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana' has a compact, slowly spreading habit and glossy, dark green, grassy leaves. Its summer spikes of light lavender bell-shaped flowers are followed by fat, metallic blue-black berries. Also known as Dwarf Mondo Grass, it is usually a very slow grower, spreading via rhizomes and sometimes seed.

It makes a great evergreen ground cover or edging perennial. Ophiopogon 'Nana' is also excellent between stepping stones or pavers. Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana' is one of our favorites due to its versatility and hardy nature.

Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana' prefers partial shade and average, well-drained soil. It will take some sun if given sufficient moisture. Dwarf Mondo tolerates moderate to heavy foot traffic. Space on 4" to 6" centers to create a ground cover.


  • Common Names: Dwarf Mondo Grass
  • Zones: 6-11
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 2-4
  • Width at Maturity: 6-8
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Middle summer

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Evergreen.

Care and Growing Tips

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