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Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’
Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’
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Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’

Black Mondo Grass

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.400.890

With its nearly jet-black leaves, this makes a most unique specimen for edging or in the rock garden. Short spikes of pale-pink flowers are followed by black berries in the fall. This is a slow plant to establish, so give it time. For best effect, contrast this with yellow or grey-foliaged plants, such as Golden Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea') or Creeping Lamium (Lamium maculatum). Prefers a sheltered, partially shaded position. In cold winter regions a light winter mulch of evergreen boughs is recommended. This may also be grown in containers and wintered indoors in a sunny window. Evergreen.

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Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Ground Cover
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate