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Black Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
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Evergreen perennial with grassy foliage that emerges green and quickly ages to an almost true black. Short spikes of tiny pink flowers bloom in summer. Use as an edging or as a container filler.

Plant with Azalea


  • Landscape Size: 8" tall, 1' wide
  • Light Requirement: Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • USDA Zone: 6a
  • Growth Habit: Clumping
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Dramatic Foliage Color, Year-Round Interest, Easy Care, Bird Friendly, Ornamental Grass

See Green Thumb Guide below for region specific information.


Green Thumb Guide

Requires enriched soil with good drainage. Divide in early spring every 2-3 years.

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions.

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices (Opens in new window)
Visit: National County Extension Offices (Opens in new window)



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