Black Mondo Grass

Black Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
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Description

Black Mondo Grass is a plant for our fun and funky customers looking for something completely different! It is a cool compliment to Black Elephant Ears or Black Diamond Crape Myrtles if you have a real taste for the depth and richness of gothic landscaping! This grass-like perennial has pretty white-lavender flowers during the summer months and lovely deep purple berries in fall. Black Mondo Grass is resistant to pests and disease, low maintenance, and can be grown almost anywhere in the US. Growing to about 8 inches tall and up to 12 inches wide, Black Mondo grass is a distinctive addition to any landscape!

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AZ

Soil Type

Adaptable

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 1 Foot
Mature Width 1 Foot
Fall Color Purple
Bloom Color Purple
Botanical Name Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

How To Care

Black Mondo grass is a clumping perennial grass that is extremely easy to care for. Be sure to plant your Mondo grass in growing zones 5 to 10. This plant grows well in full sun to part shade and is adaptable to a variety of soils as long as they drain well. Water deeply once or twice weekly when newly planted to help the roots grow properly. After establishment (about 3 months or so) this grass is drought tolerant. Keep your Black Mondo grass watered in extreme heat, especially in the first summer. Fertilize with a slow release, balanced fertilizer in spring for optimal growth. For a cleaner look, prune back your grass to about 2 inches prior to new spring growth. Mondo grass rarely has issues with pests. Disease is also rare unless this grass is grown in wet conditions. Mondo Grass is deer, rabbit, pollution, and salt tolerant.

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Soil Type

Adaptable

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 1 Foot
Mature Width 1 Foot
Fall Color Purple
Bloom Color Purple
Botanical Name Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Landscape Ideas

  • A unique groundcover that really pops along walkways
  • Plant your Mondo grass about 6 - 8 inches apart for a nice border. 
  • Your yard will stand out with a mass planting or bed of Black Mondo grass!
  • Perfect by itself in planters or in mixed containers for stark texture and color contrast.

Special Note: Mondo grass is evergreen in warmer zones and/or warmer winters. Color will be deepest with a touch of shade in hot climates.

 

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Soil Type

Adaptable

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 1 Foot
Mature Width 1 Foot
Fall Color Purple
Bloom Color Purple
Botanical Name Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

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Most orders are processed and shipped in about 1-3 business days.

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JS
09/13/2018
Jason S.
United States

Black Mondo Grass

Plants arrived on time & were well packaged. They all looked great & were very healthy. Extremely happy with this purchase!

JW
07/09/2018
Jane W.
United States

Black Mondo Grass

Plants arrived healthy and beautiful. I grew this in Seattle for over 30 years and just moved back to MA, nice to have an old friend in my new yard!

Jane W. verified customer review of Black Mondo Grass
JW
06/26/2018
Jane W.
United States

Black mondo grass rocks!

Very hardy and healthy plants, just love them!

Jane W. verified customer review of Black Mondo Grass
MW
06/18/2018
Maryl W.
United States

Cool looking plant

Our experience with ThePlanting Tree was great. Plants arrived healthy, on time and in good shape. We've planted them and are looking forward to enjoying them.

LS
06/11/2018
Lauren S.
United States

Exactly as pictured

Great experience! Quickly received beautiful, healthy plants.

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