SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
COMMON NAME: Black Mondo Grass
GARDEN SIZE: 8-12 in. x 8-12 in.
GROWTH RATE: Slow
USDA ZONE: 6-9
EXPOSURE: Partial Shade to Full Shade
WATER & SOIL: Average to moist, well-drained soil; prefers rich, humusy, and slightly acidic conditions
HABIT (FORM): Small, dense, turf-like clumps
FOLIAGE: Evergreen; Narrow, linear, blackish-purple blades
BLOOM TIME & COLOR: July to August; Small, dark lavender bell-shaped flowers. Black berries in the fall.
CARE: Pruning is unnecessary and discouraged. Old leaves will die to the ground making way for new growth to take their place