Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
More About Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
- AKA Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Arabicus.'
- Almost invisible light pink blooms
- Flowers lead to dark blue berries that persist into the winter
- Semi-evergreen, strap-like, arching, glossy, black blades up to 2 mm wide, and 20 cm long
- Grown for its slow, spreading, clump-forming habit
- Bloom Time: Late summer
- Foliage Height: 25 cm
Ophiopogon is not a grass, it is a member of the lily family.
Black Mondo Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips
Thrives in a moist, fertile soil, in partial to full shade, tolerating drought in shadier locations, and sun if sufficiently moist. Prune in early spring to remove old foliage and dead tips. Plants should be divided, in early spring, every few years.
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall