Black Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

A shade-loving, grass-like perennial that forms slowly spreading tufts of evergreen foliage. Dark purple to black, arching leaves create beautiful texture as a groundcover or low border. Tiny spikes of inconspicuous, blush-colored flowers appear during summer, followed by small glossy fruits.


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Black Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
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1 gallon, 5" h x 9" w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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