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Black Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Pronunciation: o-fio-PO-gon pla-nis-CAP-us
SKU #03022

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Description Stunning contrast for the front of the border with exceptional, dense, purple-black, grass-like foliage. Produces dark lavender flowers in summer that are followed by purple berries in fall, creating additional interest in the landscape. Use en masse as edging, or tuck into mixed containers. Evergreen.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Forms foliage clumps 5 to 6 in. tall and wide, spreading slowly.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Slow
Landscape Use Border, Container, Poolside, Ground Cover, Edging
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.
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Black
Companion Plants Hosta (Hosta); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Lilyturf (Liriope); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Periwinkle (Vinca); Lithodora (Lithodora); Scotch Moss (Sagina)
Care 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.

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