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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Mondo Grass

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'.

Height

6 Inches

Spread

10 Inches

Bloom Color

Lavender/Purple

USDA Hardiness Zone

6
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
72 Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens #1
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Evergreen
Fruit - Ornamental
Groundcover
Winter Containers
Winter Interest
Foliage
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Foliage Color
Almost Black
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