Meet Dwarf Lilyturf, the evergreen gem of gardens known for its lush, grass-like foliage and tiny star-shaped flowers. This mysterious perennial can bring a stylish flair to your area or become the No.1 on the list for eradication.
Commonly known as Dwarf Lilyturf or Mondo Grass, Ophiopogon japonicus is a grassy member of the Asparagaceae family. This perennial plant can be recognized by its dense, dark green foliage that gives it a lush, grass-like appearance. Coming from the woodlands of Japan, this greenie thrives in both shaded and partially sunny environments. It usually grows 10-15 in (25-38 cm) long and has a smooth and slightly curved appearance. When summer comes, Mondo Grass produces stalks with dense and tiny, star-shaped, white blooms. They are followed by dark blue berries that make a striking contrast to the green foliage. Dwarf Lilyturf is often grown for ornamental purposes, serving as a garden border, ground cover, or accent in rock gardens.