A: The plant in question is commonly called mondo grass (Ophiopogon sp.). It is sold as a groundcover for the shade. I know of several people who have planted it as a lawn substitute in shady areas.
Dwarf mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonicus "Nana"), sometimes called little monkey grass, is an evergreen groundcover in the Liliaceae family. Native to Japan and Korea, dwarf mondo grass reaches ...
Black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus “Nigrescens”) is a grass-like ground cover related to lily turf that is native to warmer areas of Asia. A perennial, it grows in tufts of grass-like ...
No groundcover replacement can tolerate regular mowing, and none is able to withstand pedestrian traffic. I’ve converted most of my shade-ravaged turf areas into mondo grass (monkey grass).
This is a good time of year to cut back freeze-damaged perennials as well as give a ‘haircut’ to other landscape plants.
No ground cover replacement can tolerate regular mowing, and none is able to withstand pedestrian traffic. I’ve converted most of my shade-ravaged turf areas into mondo grass (monkey grass).
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Asian Jasmine is a popular and common groundcover, for good reason – it ... but is more uneven and can accidentally dig up runners. Mondo grass can be mowed once a year with a mower at the ...