Black Mondo Grass or Lily Turf is a slow growing groundcover with interesting blackish purple strap-like leaves. The habit is clumping but slowly spreading. The short flower spikes have subtle lavender bell-shaped flowers which are followed by small shiny purple berries. The blooms appear in July and August, emerging from the foliage clumps. Leaf color is darkest in full sun, although O. 'Nigrescens' tolerates shade well. This is the same plant as O. 'Nigra'.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens #1
Characteristics & Attributes
Fruit - Ornamental
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Similar Plants to Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'