Once a month we will highlight a plant that is both suitable and stylish for the traditional Auckland garden. This month our plant is :
Ophiopogon japonicus : Mondo Grass
This versatile little gem boasts slender dark green or black foliage that require very little care and will reward you with small white to lilac coloured flowers.
It can create a sophisticated and stylish setting, or be an understated addition to any designer garden. As a native to China, Vietnam, India, and Japan, it has tuberous roots that spread and is an ideal plant for borders, pots or mass under plantings.