Black Mondo Grass
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||o-fio-PO-gon pla-nis-CAP-us|
|Average Size at Maturity||Forms foliage clumps 5 to 6 in. tall and wide, spreading slowly.|
|Design Ideas||Dense tufts are lush and exotic for Asian gardens, modern looks and high contrast foliage effects. Exciting shade garden plant with diverse applications from singles to groups and masses. Outstanding fine textured color in containers.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Poolside, Woodland Garden, Edging, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Year-round interest|
Thrives in humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Takes cool sun; needs bright shade in hot climates. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 10