Ophiopogon and Liriope

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AKA Lily Turf / Mondo Grass / Liriope The average gardener would be hard pressed to tell the difference between Liriope and Ophiopogon as they apear to be very similar which in fact they are. To assist you to make the correct choice for your garden design or planting scheme I will explain the main points of difference in simplistic terms.  

Liriope tends to have broader leaves than Ophiopogon. Liriope also forms a clump that more or less stays where it is put but gently increases in size. This means it is ideal for planting in rows or edging a path etc. Ophiopogon on the other hand tends to creep along the ground and pop up in a more random fashion. This is because of the underground creeping stolons or tubers. Ophiopogon are an excellent choice as a ground cover or rockery plant. It doesn't mean they should be excluded for edging as any unwanted apearances can be dealt with very easily and either discarded or used in another part of the garden. The flowers that apear in summer look similar. The main point of difference being that they are held above the foliage of Liriope and tend to be a little more hidden with Ophiopogon.  




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Picture of Ophiopogon Kyoto Dwarf
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Extremely dwarf form of this great little ground cover with fine narrow dark green leaves that form soft mats that hug the ground. Trouble free and easy to grow. Palest mauve flowers hide amongst the foliage and are followed by little blue berries. Grow in full sun or part shade. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Mauve
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x spreads

Ophiopogon Kyoto Dwarf

Current Stock Height: 0/5 cm  ? 

Container: 5cm tube  ? 

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Picture of Ophiopogon Nana (Dwf Mondo Grass)
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A grass-like perennial that forms tactile little clumps of very fine foliage. The soft dense mats look fabulous along pathways or edges. Small flowers hide amongst the foliage and are followed by little berries. Grow in full sun or part shade. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Mauve
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5cm

Ophiopogon Nana Dwf

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Ophiopogon Nana Dwf

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Ophiopogon Nana (Dwf)

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Picture of Ophiopogon Silver Mist
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A wonderful landscaping plant that can be used for edging or as a ground-cover. The narrow green leaves are highlighted with a fine white variegation and form a tight little clump. Dainty pale lavender flowers appear in summer but really, it's all about the foliage. Looks best in filtered light. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Mauve
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 25cm x spreads

Ophiopogon Silver Mist

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.3l  ? 

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