Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens

Black Mondo Grass, Mondo Grass

$18.95 ea. (3+ discount) $18.50 ea.

Fall 2022

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Plant Code: OPNI

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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.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 6-8"
Spacing: Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Acidic, Sandy
Flower: White
Accent: Lavender/Silver
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Deer Resistant
  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • Edgers
  • OK in Containers
  • Rabbit Resistant

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.