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Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’


A choice plant that gradually develops into a drift of near-black evergreen foliage that is green at the base. It always looks fresh. Pale lavender flowers in the summer followed by deep purple-black berries. Unendingly useful for plant combinations in pots, along pathways or in garden beds. Try it with hostas, heucheras, nepetas, geraniums,...anything really! Though make sure to combine it with something that will show off its black foliage otherwise it will disappear against the dark soil.

Common Name: Black Mondo Grass


Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Purple


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Forest floors.

Award: AGM, GPP

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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