Is mondo grass and monkey grass the same?
Likewise, people ask, what is the difference between mondo grass and liriope?
The leaves of mondo grass are more narrow than those of liriope. The berries of mondo grass are bright blue, while liriope berries are black. The flower stalks of liriope are usually quite showy, and stick out above the foliage. Mondo grass plants are typically shorter than liriope, and may be darker green.
One may also ask, how long does it take mondo grass to spread? Standard mondo grass reaches a mature spread up to 1 foot wide within a year or two, but dwarf mondo grass needs two to three years under ideal conditions to reach its spread of 3 to 4 inches.
In this regard, what is another name for monkey grass?
Liriope muscari is a species of low, herbaceous flowering plants from East Asia. Common names in English include big blue lilyturf, lilyturf, border grass, and monkey grass. It is a perennial with grass-like evergreen foliage and lilac-purple flowers which produce single-seeded berries on a spike in the fall.
What does mondo grass look like?
The basic type grows to around eight inches in height, but the leaves tend to bow down, giving it a shorter appearance and leading to a more full, lawn-like look. Mondo grass lawns need no mowing, tolerate pretty deep shade and are very drought resistant.