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Copy of Mondo Grass

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Mondo Grass 

Looking like a grass but really part of the Lily family, this clumping, evergreen perennial has tufts of grass like, green leaves from which small spikes of purplish blue flowers shoot up in late summer, resembling miniature grape hyacinths.

Black berries follow the flowers. Extremely hardy plant for use as an edging, as a groundcover, as an accent, or in a container.

It's the slowest growing of these grass like plants and takes sun or shade - though it seems happiest in a location with some afternoon shade.

  • Exceptionally hardy, dependable perennial
  • Deer resistant
  • Heat, drought, and salt tolerant
  • Plant 6 to 9 in. apart if using as a ground cover
  • This plant is a perennial, which means each it will re-grow each year. Be aware that in the coldest regions it may die back to the ground each winter; and, while it may look dead during this season, it is simply conserving its energy so it can grow again in Spring
  • To accommodate mature size or when planting in groups, space 18 in. away from other plants or structures
  • Performs best in plant growing zones 5 to 9, when grown in other zones, special care requirements will be required


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          Suitable Landscapes

          • Edging for a garden area
          • Groundcover
          • Among rocks
          • Along a low porch
          • Beside steps
          • Filler in a mixed bed
          • Surrounding palms or trees
          • In front of foundation shrubs
          • Edging a walkway
          • Under low windows (liriope)
          • Between stepping stones (dwarf mondo)

            Plant care

            Add top soil (or organic peat humus) and composted cow manure to the hole when you plant.

            No trimming is needed. Water regularly (see each variety for specifics).

            Fertilize 3 times a year with a quality granular fertilizer.


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                Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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                Healthy Temperatures:

                Warm, tropical vibes of 65-90°F

                Grown indoors as a houseplant but can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-11

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                Growth Outlook:

                Height : 12" - 18" 

                Wide: Up To 18"

                Growth Rate: Slow

                Plant Spacing:  12 - 18" apart

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                Pet Friendly - Yes

                Toxicity: Non-Toxic to Dogs, Non-Toxic to Cats, Non-Toxic to Horses