Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’

(Black Mondo Grass)


$11.99


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

Best grown in rich, fertile, humusy, slightly acidic, moist but well-drained, soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers consistent and even moisture in soils which do not dry out.  Turf-like clumps develop over time into a 12” tall ground cover which will spread somewhat indefinitely but slowly to 12” wide or more. Propagate by division.

Additional information

Common Name

Black Mondo Grass

Botanical Name

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Container/Amount

1 Quart

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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