Foliage First Plants
SILVER EDGE™ is a variegated mondo grass with clean foliage
Ophiopogon Japonicus 'Silveredge'
Silver Edge is a variegated mondo grass, that generally keeps remarkably clean foliage. A few years back another common form of variegated mondo was released, but it easily got rust, and looked terrible for much of the year. Ophiopogon Silver edge is much cleaner.
Silver Edge is useful for adding a colourful low maintenance border to a garden. Standard Mondo is a very popular plant, because it simply works as a border, so now you can add Silver Edge to the list of functional border plants.
Silver Edge is a very low maintenance plant, but like normal Mondo, it benefits from trimming every 2 or so years. Silver Edge is very heat and humidity tolerant, but also does very well in cooler climates like Christchurch, particularly in sheltered places. Silver Edge will work any where normal mondo does, just with a much more vibrant colour.
Description: Variegated mondo with clean foliage. Grows to an average size of 20cm tall by 30cm wide.
Uses: Can be used for foliage contrast, excellent border plant.
Position: Tolerates full sun or part to heavy shade. Tolerates a wide range of soils.
Care: Trim once every 2 years or when required.