Liriope and Ophiopogon are tough shade plants often used as ground covers in the garden.
Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon japonicus) is a dark green grass like plant that is actually in the lily family. It creeps slowly with underground rhizomes becoming a dense shade loving groundcover. It can get 6” tall and has purplish flowers rarely.
Dwarf Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’) usually is less than 3″ tall and slow growing. Here it is with small flowers. It is excellent for growing between stepping stones in the shade.
If planted in too much
sun Mondo Grass leaves will become yellow. However it will tolerate a fair amount of drought because of water storage tubers on the roots.
Dwarf Mondo Grass is good for planting between steppingstones. It gets about 3″ tall with little traffic and about 2″ with regular foot traffic.