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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' /Black Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'  / Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Close-up image of dark purple leaves with young emerging new foliage before it turns nearly black
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Close-up image of dark purple leaves with young emerging new foliage before it turns nearly black

Dark, nearly black foliage

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Scientific Name: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Common Name: Black Mondo Grass
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Purple, Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: Foliage is dark purple, but appears to be black in most light situations in the garden. This selection is more of a specimen plant than are other mondos. Dark foliage provides excellent contrast with lighter foliaged plants. It is used as a border and as a ground cover. It is also listed as Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'.