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Black Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

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Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens') at Tagawa Gardens

Black Mondo Grass

Black Mondo Grass

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Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens') at Tagawa Gardens

Black Mondo Grass flowers

Black Mondo Grass flowers

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Height:  15 inches

Spacing:  9 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Description:

Noted for its slowly spreading clumps of narrow leaves that appear black, bell shaped pink flowers in summer; striking when massed along borders; not actually a grass, more closely related to lilies, but it sure looks like one

Ornamental Features

Black Mondo Grass features dainty nodding shell pink bell-shaped flowers with white overtones rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. Its attractive grassy leaves remain black in color throughout the season. It produces black berries from early to mid fall.

Landscape Attributes

Black Mondo Grass is a dense herbaceous perennial grass with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Black Mondo Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Black Mondo Grass will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 9 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer: Inventory varies seasonally as well as by the hour during busy season. Please call us directly 303-690-4722 or visit us for current availability.


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