Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Also known as:

  • Black Mondo Grass

Plant Type

perennial, groundcover, grass / grass like

Zones

6a-10b

Size

H:6"
W:18"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

even moisture, regular

Sun Exposure:

sun, part sun, light/bright shade, dappled shade, part shade, shade

Features

Flowers:

pink, lavender / lilac

Foliage:

evergreen, black, grass-like

Flowering Time:

summer

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Port Townsend, Washington

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Williams, Oregon

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Bartlett, Tennessee

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Midland, Western Australia

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Black Mondo Grass. The black color is actually a sunburn of maximum proportions. If put in full shade, it will be green. Ophiopogon nigrescens a low growing, grassy looking plant. It is great with cyclamen or snowdrops for a great contrast.

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Beautiful clump-forming evergreen perennial with grass-like leaves which are dark purple, almost black. In summer, small racemes of bell-shaped pale purplish-white flowers appear, followed by dark blue fruit. Drought tolerant after well established. Medium growth rate.

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Aka: Ebknizam, Black Dragon, Arabicus, Ebony Knight. Infamous for its leathery, almost black evergreen foliage, well suited as a small scale ground cover, in well drained soil. Slow spreading. Pink tinged, white flowers followed by black berries.

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Features strap-shaped leaves 6-12? long, that emerge green, but soon turn to black with a lustrous surface. Mature plants form a tuft 8? high and up to 12? wide. White, not especially showy, flowers sometimes flushed pink appear in summer, then develop into shiny, black ornamental berries. Combine with Viola 'Bowles Black' for a truly Gothic effect.

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OPHIOPOGON PLANISCAPUS NIGRESCENS, true black mondo grass with thick glossy tuffs of pure black foliage spreading from underground stolons and produce a carpet of extremely rich black strap shaped leaves. Lt pink flower spikes in summer. Grows 6" tall and spreads up to 12" . Likes full sun to pt shade and hardy in zones 6-9.

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Extremely slow growing grass. The blackest leaved plant we know and it is very striking. 6-8" tall. Rarely available. Best when seen up close.

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Black grass-like foliage. Pink flowers.

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So darned striking and easy to grow. Black Mondo grass is a classic and looks so good with other plants in full sun to shade. Evergreen (everblack) and spreading by underground runners it prefers well drained soil and a year or so to settle in. Occasional summer water speeds growth. Small white flower spikes are followed by black/blue berries. Great container where it accepts neglect and still looks good year round.

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A really striking accent or groundcover, the 10"leaves of this grass-like perennial are green when new but turn purplish-black when mature ; spread to form attractive clumps; pinkish-white flower spikes in summer are a bonus. Sun-Shade/Med

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Black Mondo Grass is one of our most popular sellers! Instant DRAMA for the garden or that special pot…6" tall black leaves spread slowly form an 18" clump in 3 years – part sun to shade, not fussy – we like to underplant with golden Lysimachia for wild contrast! Basic black…looks good with everything.

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Black mondo grass. Purples and black in the garden have become the new beige, dark colors being the perfect contrast and background for just about anything. This small lily relative grows only to about 6" in height, spreading contentedly if given plenty of moisture. The black, evergreen leaves and small lilac flowers make any brightly colored object stand out and look wonderful with your new goth look -- white powered makeup not included. Full sun to deep shade; a bit slow growing either way. Upper USDA zone 6.

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Black Mondo Grass. One of the classiest ornamentals and maybe the best for providing color and textural contrast, this can find a home in any garden. Fairly drought tolerant but thriving in more moist situations, this has evergreen (or everblack) leaves with pink flowers and shiny black pearl seeds.

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Fabulous glossy, black leaves on this very choice plant! Light lilac colored flowers in late summer. GPP Award 2002.

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From the Greek Ophis (Snake) and Pogon (Beard). A close botanical relative to Liriope and very similar in most aspects and applications. Generally is more of a shade lover and less tolerant of full, hot sun (morning sun ok). Mondo and Dwarf Mondo are often used as far North as Zone 5 even though their cold hardiness rating is zone 6 or 7. These installations are successful when a microclimate is created in the landscape by planting in a protected area: a shady enclosed garden or courtyard surrounded by other plants and shrubs. Native to Southeast Asia.

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