- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 8 - 12 Inches
- Mature Spread 8 - 12 Inches
- Growing Zones 6 - 8
Black Mondo Grass or Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigra provides a lovely textural element ornamental grasses are known for, but this plant stands out from most other grasses because of its striking color. The glossy, strap-like foliage is a deep, dark black-like hue that introduces a very unexpected pop of color. New growth is green and slowly settles into a dark purplish-black. Light pink, bell-shaped flowers bloom on tall racemes during the midsummer. Dark, fleshy seed pods replace the flowers and will last throughout the winter.
This low-maintenance ornamental grass steals the show thanks to its uniquely colored foliage. Plant near the front of a bed so the arching foliage will be on full display. Create a memorable border or mass planting, or include it in a bed with plants in contrasting or coordinating colors. Feature this cultivar in a container for more flexible placement options. Black Mondo Grass grows as a perennial in USDA zones 6 through 8.
Black Mondo Grass Care
This grass can live in full sun to partial shade but select a spot with morning light and afternoon shade in warm areas. This plant prefers consistently damp soil, so water weekly or when the top couple of inches of soil dries out. Soil should be rich, moist, and well-drained. Feed this plant using balanced fertilizer each spring.
As a slow-spreading, clump-forming plant, this grass can be propagated through division every few years. Remove dead or damaged growth as needed.
Black Mondo Grass Spacing
Black Mondo Grass has an upright growth habit and will reach 8 to 12 inches tall and wide. Space tufts 6 to 10 inches apart to create a full mass of continuous foliage.
Black Mondo Grass Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 8
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 8 - 12 Inches
|Mature Spread: 8 - 12 Inches
|Spacing: 8 - 12 Inches
|Flower Color(s): Pink
|Bloom Period: Mid-Summer
|Foliage Type: Evergreen
|Foliage Color(s): Black
|Foliage Description: Almost Black
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
|Common Name: Black Mondo Grass
|Scientific Name: OPHIOPOGON PLANISCAPUS `NIGRA`
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.