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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Black Mondo Grass

Mondo Grass

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Noted for its slowly spreading clumps of narrow leaves that appear black, bell shaped pink flowers in summer; striking when massed along borders; not actually a grass, more closely related to lilies, but it sure looks like one

Description

Noted for its slowly spreading clumps of narrow leaves that appear black, bell shaped pink flowers in summer; striking when massed along borders; not actually a grass, more closely related to lilies, but it sure looks like one

Landscape Attributes

Black Mondo Grass is a dense herbaceous perennial grass with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Black Mondo Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Rock/Alpine Gardens;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Black Mondo Grass will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 9 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4b

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Spread:

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Soil Type:

15 inches

12 inches

Deer Resistant:

false

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