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Black Mondo Grass
Gleaming Black Accents for Sun or Shade!

Black Mondo Grass

3 1/2-inch Pot
Item # 32091
Buy 3+ at $14.95 ea
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Small pink flowers and glossy black berries add to the beauty!

Splendid groundcover that accentuates the bright colors of neighboring plants!
One of the few "black-leaved" plants in existence, this isn't "officially" a grass, but its habit and garden use merit its consideration for edging and other landscaping uses. Black Mondo Grass is tolerant of shade, very attractive, and trouble free in most settings. Rely on it to add dramatic color to the border, garden path, or accent plantings.

Just 6 inches high, this plant spreads about a foot wide, with long, slender, elegant leaves of a purple so dark they appear black. It sets small, bright pink blooms in summer, followed by glossy black berries that remain through autumn into winter, but its primary emphasis is on the splendid foliage. Such a nice change of pace from green- and blue-hued dwarf ornamental grasses!

Grow Black Mondo Grass in any good, well-drained soil. It is highly resistant to heat and drought, but appreciates a winter mulch. Zones 6-10.

Genus Ophiopogon
Species planiscapus
Variety 'Nigrescens'
Item Form 3 1/2-inch Pot
Zone 6 - 10
Bloom Season Mid Summer - Late Summer
Habit Prostrate
Plant Height 6 in
Plant Width 12 in
Additional Characteristics Berries, Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Flower
Bloom Color Light Pink
Foliage Color Black, Purple
Light Requirements Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Ground Cover, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 1 Reviews Write a Review
whirling dervish gardener from NC wrote (November 04, 2013):
Very impressed with plants received. At first I was hesitant about getting live plant via package shipping. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box to see fresh and well packaged plants. No damage. I could tell these people know what to do. I ordered from them 30 years ago and was satisfied then. Keep up the good work and quality.