A strap leafed plant often used as a low border, Ophiopogon is also known as mondo grass or 'turf lily', and a number of species and cultivars with different characteristics are available for sale in the UK.

A clump forming perennial. Ophiopogan spreads slowly and with its attractive curving foliage gives a grass like appearance.

An excellent ornamental grass for light shade, most varieties require little care and although not suited for high traffic areas they are widely used in landscaping.

Ophiopogon varieties

With so many cultivars available including dwarf forms as well as black and variegated forms these are a most useful plant for landscaping. They grow well in containers and are suited to underplanting taller trees as long as enough light is available.

Ophiopogon Care


By division or from seed sown into a cold frame in early spring

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Ophiopogon varieties are available for sale from the following nurseries

Church Road, South Lopham, near Diss Norfolk NO POST PLEASE
Open Friday - Sunday, 9.30-5.00 March to October inc.
Ph one +44 (0) 7799 855559 or +44 (0) 7733 074141

Llety Moel Rhos-y-garth, Llanilar, Aberystwyth Ceredigion SY23 4SG
Phone: 01974 241505

Wern Rhos Newchapel Boncath SA37 0EN - Tel/Fax 01239 842260