Ophiopogon planiscapus (Mondo Grass)
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Mondo Grass

Plant Type: Grasses

Grass-like dense tufts of purple to jet-black leaves. Pale-pink flowers appear in summer and are followed by black berries in the fall. Performs well in part shade. Stunning contrast for the border.

  • One of the darkest perennials to date
  • Evergreen in warmer zones
  • Adaptable as a houseplant

Height:

10-12 in

Spread:

10-12 in

Zone:

5-9

Ophiopogon

Common Name: Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon works well as a low-maintenance ground cover for shady spaces where soils do not dry out. It has dense tufts of grass-like foliage that eventually form a soft carpet and can be evergreen in warmer climates. Works well in containers.

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure

Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Attributes

Border
Edging
Evergreen

Growth Rate in the Garden

Slow

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Late Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

Late Spring / Early Summer