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Black Mando Grass


Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' Black Mando Grass

Watering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Botanical Pronunciation:o-fio-PO-gon pla-nis-CAP-us
Plant type:Perennial, Groundcover
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size:Forms foliage clumps 5 to 6 in. tall and wide, spreading slowly.
Special features:Bird Friendly, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest
Foliage color:Black
Flower color:Pink
Companion PlantsHosta (Hosta); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Lilyturf (Liriope); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Periwinkle (Vinca); Lithodora (Lithodora); Scotch Moss (Sagina)

Ophiopogon ‘Nigricans’ otherwise known as Black Mondo Grass is a slow growing evergreen perennial with black grass-like leaves. It can grow to 8 inches tall by 1 foot wide. The individual leaves are about 8-10 inches long and less than 1/4 inch wide. New growth produces a very dark green color toward the base of the leaves. These darken toward the tips becoming nearly black in color. There are clusters of spikes holding small white flowers that appear in summer. Black Mondo Grass is best in part sun or light shade and requires regular watering.