How to grow Ophiopogon planiscapus

Ophiopogon planiscapus growing herbaceous rhizomes of the genus Ophiopogon also known as Black mondo grass, Ophiopogon planiscapus perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant and groundcover plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-10.

Leaves color green to purple-black in linear shape.

Ophiopogon planiscapus flower

Flower color purple to white in bell shape, flowers grows on top of the stems in clusters.

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How to grow Ophiopogon planiscapus growing and care:

Slightly acid soil, moist soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Rhizomes / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead leaves and flowers

Size of the plant:
10-20 cm, 4-8 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Purple to white in bell shape, flowers grows on top of the stems in clusters

Scientific name:

Ophiopogon planiscapus

How to grow Ophiopogon planiscapus

Ophiopogon planiscapus


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Leaf color
  • Purple leaf
  • White leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Ground cover plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9