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What is this To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’.

Black Mondo Grass

 
 

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Regular Price: $26.98

Sale $13.49

per Plant - 3.5" pot You save: 50%
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Dwarf Black Mondo Grass grows as dense clumps of near black, grass-like foliage. Tuck this plant anywhere you need rich texture and evergreen color: mass along pathways and bed edges, tuck along rock walls, plant between stepping stones, and mix into containers. Low-maintenance groundcover for yearlong interest. Drought tolerant once established. (Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’)

Zones 6 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
Groundcover
Groundcover
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 6-12" tall, 9-12" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU ASLKD31

Plant Information

6-12” tall x 9-12” wide. Dwarf Black Mondo Grass is slow growing but worth the wait. Exceptional dark foliage provides high contrast for foliage-centric design, looks beautiful massed as a groundcover, and provides dramatic color in small-space gardens. Equally at home in Asian-themed, contemporary, and woodland designs. Plants thrive in rich, well-drained soils with even moisture. The, narrow, arching leaves need adequate light for full color, but do not tolerate hot sun. Grow in bright, open shade in hot regions and provide dappled shade or cool morning sun in more temperate climates. Plant alongside bright contrasting colors like chartreuse or white variegated foliage. If plants need tidying, cut foliage back in spring before new growth emerges.
SKU ASLKD31
Common Name Black Mondo Grass
Botanical Name Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height 6-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 9-12" wide
Growth Rate Slow
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Almost Black
Foliage Green blades quickly turn a shiny black.
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, Containers, Groundcover
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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