Black Mondo Grass
Black Mondo Grass
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'Item #3022 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 10
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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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.Average Landscape Size:Forms foliage clumps 5 to 6 in. tall and wide, spreading slowly.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:o-fio-PO-gon pla-nis-CAP-usDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Forms foliage clumps 5 to 6 in. tall and wide, spreading slowly.Special features:Bird Friendly, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Year-round InterestFoliage color:BlackBlooms:SummerFlower color:PinkDesign IdeasDense 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.Companion PlantsHosta (Hosta); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Lilyturf (Liriope); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Periwinkle (Vinca); Lithodora (Lithodora); Scotch Moss (Sagina)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.