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Black Mondo Grass

SKU: AM018232
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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)
key features
Botanical Name
Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens
Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Soil Moisture
Mature Height
6-12" tall
Mature Spread
9-12" wide
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all season


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.