Ophiopogon Nigrescens

Black Mondo Grass, Mondo Grass
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RHS Award of Garden Merit
Black shades of deepest purple on grass-like blades. Outstanding and dramatic in containers or paired with silver or gold companions in your border. Elegant, softly arching habit. Blush white/lavender flowers are followed by purple berries in the fall. Black Mondo Grass is a truly amazing accent plant. Plant in combination containers or showcased among green or yellow foliaged perennials in the border. Ophiopogon may be evergreen in warmer zones.

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Plant Type Perennials
Species planiscapus
Height Short 6-8"
Spacing Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time Early Summer to Mid-Summer
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Type Acidic, Sandy
Water Needs Medium
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Special Features

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Planting Sites

  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • Edgers
  • OK in Containers

Ophiopogon General Information

Black Mondo Grass resembles Liriope and is a member of the Lily family. Plant in full sun to retain deep black color on strap-like foliage. Low maintenance choice for slopes, mass planting and rock gardens. Royal Horticultural Society and Missouri Botanical Garden Award Winner. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Ophiopogon Plant Care

Requires full sun for deepest black foliage. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil. Mow foliage at highest cutting height in late winter before new growth. Slow growing, clumping perennial.