Phyllis McClurg
September 30, 2011 in Photo Questions
What kind of grass was used here?
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Becky Harris
This is a guess, but I'm thinking dwarf mondo grass. Sometimes people call it monkey grass.
September 30, 2011 at 8:40AM   
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Botanica Atlanta | Landscape Design-Build-Maintain
Yes, it is dwarf mondo grass.
December 31, 2012 at 12:15PM   
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Holgan Land Surveying, PC
I love this! I'm looking for a low growing ornamental grass in a narrow garden bed along the edge of my pool. I want to place water jets in the bed, with just enough water pressure to have the water rise up and fall into the water. I don't like them placed in the pavers. I like it much better out of a garden, so the water is coming from an unknown source. Do you think this would be a good plant to use for that?
March 28, 2013 at 9:54PM     
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Botanica Atlanta | Landscape Design-Build-Maintain
Mondo grass does best in shade or partial sun, but it will tolerate full sun. I think I would use regular mondo grass rather than dwarf mondo grass for that spot. The dwarf variety spreads very slowly, so you have to plant much more of it to cover the ground. Also, the regular mondo grass will grow taller and do a better job of hiding your water jets.
March 29, 2013 at 8:03AM   
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Holgan Land Surveying, PC
Thank you SO much for your fast response! How tall does the regular Mondo grass get, and then does it just stop, or does it need to be clipped? I also thought about using Lioropi (spelling is incorrect), it has a periwinkle flower, but I don't know if that would be too tall, also.. the bed will be very narrow, only about 2ft wide, with patio and garden behind that. thank you for your help
March 29, 2013 at 8:41AM   
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Botanica Atlanta | Landscape Design-Build-Maintain
Mondo grass is a lot like liriope and grows to about the same size (12" tall). But it has a more narrow leaf which gives it a softer look.
March 29, 2013 at 9:27AM   
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Holgan Land Surveying, PC
Thank you!
March 29, 2013 at 9:11PM   
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