Herself's Houston Garden

Conservation through cultivation

Aztec Grass ( Ophiopogon intermedius ‘Aztec’ )

Aztec Grass is grown as a ground cover. It has white bell shaped flowers. Blooming starts in July and continues through the summer. But plant a lot, it is an extremely slow grower.

Tolerant of Houston summers and freezes in the winter.

Drought tolerant.

If you are looking for a grass-like ground cover Aztec Grass is a good choice. Leaves are thin growing to about 18″ and variegated. It likes the shade and slightly dry soil. You can grow it in part sun and full sun. The more sun it receives the more water it requires.

Aztec grass will not grow as quickly as liriope so it is easier to keep where you want it to be.

Often this plant is confused with liriope, but it is not. Both are commonly referred to as ‘Mondo Grass’.

Survived the 3 months of extreme heat and drought summer 2011.