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PlantFiles: Variegated Mondo Grass, Monkey Grass
Ophiopogon japonicus 'Variegata'

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Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Ophiopogon (oh-fee-oh-POH-gon) (Info)
Species: japonicus (juh-PON-ih-kus) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Synonym:Convallaria graminifolia
Synonym:Convallaria japonica
Synonym:Flueggea anceps
Synonym:Flueggea japonica
Synonym:Liriope gracilis

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Category:
Groundcovers
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Variegated
Silver/Gray
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive jamic On Oct 8, 2012, jamic from Fredericksburg, TX wrote:

I've had reasonable success with variegated mondo grass--green w/ white edges--planted in shade. A very slow grower, be careful not to overwater. I find Liriope Muscari to be much less fussy & a more vigorous grower.

Positive vossner On Jan 17, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Great groundcover, not as vigorous as regular ophiopogon. Often confused with var. liriope. Burns easily so best if planted in a shade or part shade location. Will do well growing in water as long as water line just covers rootball.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Cleveland, Ohio
Fredericksburg, Texas
Richmond, Texas



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