Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’

(Black Mondo Grass)


$3.49


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Nigrescens’, commonly called black mondo grass or black lily-turf, is most noted for producing narrow, linear, grass-like, blackish-purple leaves (to 3/16” wide) which appear in arching clumps rising to 6-8” tall. Clumps are somewhat shorter than those of species plants. Leaves appear almost black in many lighting situations. This cultivar may have the blackest foliage of any perennial. White, bell-shaped flowers (to 1/4” long) with pink to lilac tinting bloom in summer. Globular dark purple berries mature in fall.

Description

Ophiopogon japonicus is a species of evergreen low-growing plants from Japan, primarily grown for their tidy low-maintenance grass-like foliage. Ophiopogon is an excellent ground cover for shady areas, and the dense mat of roots holds the ground well where runoff is a problem. It is widely used as a border around beds, and is good for edging walkways and defining beds.

Additional information

Common Name

Black Mondo Grass

Botanical Name

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Container/Amount

2.5 inch pot

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade

Height

6-12"

Width

9-12"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late spring/early summer

Flower Color

White to light pink

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

Dark Purple

Deer Resistant

No

Berry Color

purple

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