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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

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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

Interesting Notes:

Ophiopogon is not a grass, it is a member of the lily family.

Zone:

5

Height:

10-25 cm

Spread:

20-30 cm

Colour:

Pink
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fruit

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Compact
Clumping
Dwarf

Foliage Color

Black

Landscape uses

Border/edging