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Ophiopogon jaburan

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Ophiopogon (oh-fee-oh-POH-gon) (Info)
Species: jaburan (JA-bur-an) (Info)

Synonym:Flueggea jaburan
Synonym:Mondo jaburan
Synonym:Mondo taquetii
Synonym:Ophiopogon taquetii
Synonym:Slateria jaburan

11 members have or want this plant for trade.

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Southernbell421 On Feb 23, 2012, Southernbell421 from Ocala, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have several of these that I grow in part shade and full shade, and they do very well in sandy acidic soil. They don't need much water like other plants and I have mulched them with pine needles to help. They look nice in my garden areas. The variegated color is a nice addition to the other plantings near by too. They don't like frost too well so I keep them protected when needed.

Positive ThomPotempa On Dec 10, 2010, ThomPotempa from Houston, TX wrote:

Have had a bed since 2004. Requires no water.

In August the local utility decided the best way to get a tractor to a place they needed to dig was through the aztec grass bed rather than removing 12 screws. You can imagine what those plants looked like.

Within a week they were all back.

In the drought....

Positive agentdonny007 On Oct 10, 2008, agentdonny007 from Las Vegas, NV (Zone 8b) wrote:

Great accent plant for Las Vegas yards. Can burn with reflective sun exposure. Looks better with afternoon shade in the desert.


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

Anniston, Alabama
Jacksonville, Florida
Ocala, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida
Las Vegas, Nevada
Ashland, Oregon
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Prosperity, South Carolina
Fort Worth, Texas
Houston, Texas (2 reports)
Mc Kinney, Texas
Plano, Texas
Rosharon, Texas
Falls Church, Virginia
Woodinville, Washington

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