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Black Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
    22 reviews
Black Mondo Grass
Black Mondo Grass
Black Mondo Grass
Black Mondo Grass
Black Mondo Grass
Black Mondo Grass
Black Mondo Grass
Black Mondo Grass
Black Mondo Grass
Black Mondo Grass
Black Mondo Grass
Black Mondo Grass
Black Mondo Grass
Black Mondo Grass
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Black Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
    22 reviews

The One and Only Black Dwarf Grass

  • Super hardy and easy to grow
  • Low maintenance
  • Make a unique border or line a pathway
  • Fabulous Container plant!
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Product Details

growing zone 5-10 Growing Zones 5-10
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 1 Foot
Mature Width 1 Foot
Fall Color Purple
Bloom Color Purple
Shipping Restriction AZ

Black Mondo Grass is a plant for our fun and funky customers looking for something completely different! It is a cool complement 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. Dwarf 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!

Note: If you purchase this grass in fall-winter, it may be cut back for the plant’s health. If your grass is cut back, don’t worry - it will grow even happier and healthier next spring!

Black Mondo Grass FAQ

Why Is My Black Mondo Grass Turning Green?

This ornamental grass may become discolored and get root rot if the soil isnt well drained and it is being overwatered. This grass is susceptible to damage from snails and slugs that will cause it to wilt.

How To Clone This Grass?

The best way to propagate this grass is by dividing the rhizomes and planting them atleast 12" apart or in seperate containers.

Where Should I Plant Black Mondo Grass?

This grass is adaptable to a variety of soils and should be planted in a spot that has full sun to part shade conditions in grow zones 5-10. A unique groundcover that really pops along walkways.

Black Mondo Grass 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.

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.

For additional options, be sure to browse our Pink Muhly GrassOrnamental Grasses and Miscanthus Maiden Grass collection. 

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