Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Niger'

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Niger'

Black Mondo Grass

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When is a grass not a grass? The answer is Black Mondo Grass, a Japanese native, and surprisingly, a relative of Asparagus. Its leathery purple-black grassy leaves grow in a slowly spreading dense mat. Short racemes of pinkish white bell shaped flowers  give away its status as "Not a grass" in summer. These become black berries by fall. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit



Hardiness Zone: Zone 6 to Zone 11
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 15 cm to 20 cm
Spread: 22 cm to 30 cm
Soil Requirements: Acidic to neutral moist, humus rich, well drained soils
Bloom Time Mid summer
Planting Time: Early spring to early summer
Use: Accent plant, ground cover, edging, woodland gardens, waterside gardens
Flower Colour & Shape: Small pinkish white bell shaped flowers with six tepals
Foliage: Clumps of arching purple-black leathery linear leaves to 20 cm long
Benefits: Multi-season interest, deer and rabbit resistant, drought and salt tolerant

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