Black Mondo Grass

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Black Mondo Grass has exceptional dark foliage that provides high contrast in garden designs. Dense near-black clumps look beautiful massed as a groundcover, and provide dramatic color in small space gardens. Tuck this plant anywhere you need rich texture and lasting color - mass along pathways and bed edges, tuck along rock walls, plant between stepping stones, and add contrast to containers. This low-maintenance groundcover provides year-long interest. (Ophiopogon planiscapus)
Zones 6 - 10
Deer Resistant
Easy To Grow
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Mature Height 6-12" tall , 9-12" wide
Bloom TimeFoliage plant all season

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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Plant Information

6-12” tall x 9-12” wide. Black Mondo Grass is slow growing but worth the wait. 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. Drought tolerant once established. Grow in bright, open shade in hot regions or 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.

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Associated SKUsAM018232
AM015014 (Plant - 3" Pot) - Out of stock.
AM018161 (Tray of 16) - Out of stock.
AM018162 (Tray of 32) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Black Mondo Grass
Botanical Name
Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
6-12" tall
Mature Spread
9-12" wide
Growth Rate
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
Green blades quickly turn a shiny black.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Good For Containers
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

No longer available this season.

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