Dwarf Mondo Grass

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Ornamental Border & Groundcover Dwarf Mondo Grass!

  • Gorgeous Dark-Green Leaves
  • Small Evergreen Perennial
  • Arching Mounding Clumps
  • Tiny White Flowers
  • Berries in Fall
  • Highly Ornamental
  • Tough & Durable
  • Deer & Pest Resistant
  • Handles Light Foot Traffic
  • Modern Dramatic Look!
  • Easy Care
  • Great Edging & Ground Cover

Dwarf Mondo Grass is an awesome ornamental grass with a summer bloom! It would make a wonderful groundcover or a border in your perennial bed. As it grows it abandons its erect stance and adopts a rather elegant manner, slightly bowing for a gentle, soft appearance.

Your Dwarf Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana') is a grass similar to lawn grass, with a dark green color. Half the size as other Mondo Grass, this dwarf is an excellent evergreen for mass plantings, edging and containers! Just 4-6 inches tall and wide, these create little pompoms of green all growing season long.

In the summer tiny blue flowers form, resembling little balls, adding a bit of additional decorative appeal. In fall, small berries arrive and adorn the plant with more interest!

How to Use Dwarf Mondo Grass In The Landscape

Dwarf Mondo Grass is a low-growing grass, so if you use it as a lawn substitute keeping it short won't be a problem, and you won't spend all your weekends mowing it. Plant en masse on hills and slopes where you may have some trouble mowing!

Developing a thick mat of roots that spread by short, underground stolons, it slowly spreads to form dense colonies. Plant it along gutter runoff where can aid in dealing with water run-off. Two of the enemies of grasses, deer and bunnies, tend to leave it alone!

It can even handle heavy foot traffic so using it around paving stones and stepping stones, and dot throughout your Rock gardens would be no problem at all. Fantastic as edging and at creating a neat row for a finishing touch along your garden beds!

The size is perfect for containers and planters, so you can easily use this high-style perennial on porches, patios and balconies! Acting as both a lovely filler and spiller, the fantastic foliage sets off your other plants beautifully!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Plant in full sun in the cooler USDA growing zones of 6 through 11. Tolerating partial shade as well, you’ll get the best coloration when in full sun, however, those in the warmer climates will find their grass appreciates part sun or afternoon shade.

Mondo Grass is drought-tolerant, but to protect your investment provide water in times of severe drought. Preferring evenly moist soils in average fertility, be sure to plant in well-drained soil for best results.

Low maintenance, this slow and steady grower doesn’t require much upkeep! Even pests seem to avoid it, eliminating the need for costly pesticides. Deer and rabbits avoid eating it, so there’s no need to worry about planting this in out-of-the-way spots!

Dwarf Mondo Grass is durable, hardy grass with an ornamental appeal. Try some today to begin enjoying its stellar qualities. Order enough for your next project at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Dwarf Mondo Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-11
Growing Zones 6-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana'
Mature Height 4 - 6 inches
Mature Spread 4 - 6 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Foliage Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No