Dwarf Mondo Grass

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  • Zones 6-11
  • Height 4-6 inches
  • Spread 4-6 inches
  • Full Shade to Partial Shade

A dwarf evergreen variety of Mondo Grass, perfect for use as a groundcover or edging. Striking in mass plantings or in rock gardens. Excellent substitute for grass where grass doesn’t grow well or in hard to mow areas, such as slopes. Dwarf Mondo Grass botanical name is Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nanus'. There is also mondo grass which grows up to 15 inches tall.

Dwarf Mondo Grass Care

Plant in well-drained soil and water regularly to establish. Once established, Mondo Grass is drought tolerant. Mulch new plantings, after applying a pre-emergent herbicide to control weeds. Does not tolerate a great deal of foot traffic. Mow in late fall or early spring.

Dwarf Mondo Grass Spacing

You can plant these plugs 2-4 inches apart, depending on how fast you want the grass to fill in between. Stagger rows to help provide better coverage (image below). 

To calculate how many plants to use, take the square feet of the area you are filling, and multiply that by 1.45 for 4 inch spacing. 
120 (Sq Ft) x 1.45 = 174 (plugs)
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Dwarf Mondo Grass Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-11
Flower Color(s): Purple
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Color(s): Green
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade
Height: 6-8 Inches
Spread: 6-8 Inches
Habit: Clumping
Watering: Medium
Features: Easy Care Groundcover
Scientific Name: Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nanus'
Common Name: Dwarf Mondo Grass

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

9 Reviews - Dwarf Mondo Grass Show Reviews

  • 5
    healthy plant full of roots

    Posted by Teresse Muldowney on Dec 6th 2021

    Thank you for the Dwarf Mondo Grass. I'm very impressed with how fast it shipped to me, the packaging was excellent and it arrived full of roots. The plants look so healthy and happy! I'm feeling confident that the care instructions were on point too. Couldn't be happier!

  • 5
    Dwarf Mondo Grass was good size and very healthy,...

    Posted by Alyson Emanuel on Oct 3rd 2020

    My two trays of dwarf mondo grass arrived very promptly and are good size (3.5 inch pots) and are very healthy. The shipping was a bit rough (the bottom tray was upside down in the box!), but this did not affect the plants. I was able to divide each pot, and so ended up with twice as many as delivered. Very happy with quality and service.

  • 5
    dwarf mondo grass

    Posted by Alyson Emanuel on Oct 3rd 2020

    My two trays arrived promptly and are good size and are very healthy. The shipping was a bit rough (the bottom tray was upside down), but this did not affect the plants. I was able to divide each pot, and so ended up with twice as many as delivered. Very happy with quality and service. Will order again!

  • 5
    Dwarf Mondo grass

    Posted by Kimm on Apr 29th 2020

    They arrived healthy and ready to be planted. I was able to separate easily so I was able to get them to go even further.

  • 5
    great plants

    Posted by Kevin Wade on Apr 14th 2020

    We live in the south so our summers get pretty hot. These grasses do just fantastic here. Overall I'm very happy with my purchase from plant addicts. Excellent customer service and the plants arrived in great shape about a week after I ordered. I'll definitely be ordering again!

  • 3

    Posted by abc123 on Mar 21st 2019

    I'm happy with my order. Would buy again.

  • 5

    Posted by Abbie on Nov 2nd 2018

    happy with my purchase

  • 5

    Posted by Jenny on Oct 10th 2018

    Bought a few of these for a border. We will see if it works not.

  • 5

    Posted by Arthur B on Oct 7th 2018

    I planted several hundred of these along my driveway as a border for added beauty but low maintenance garden edging. I am not sure why everyone doesn't grow these???