Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - Black Mondo Grass
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - Black Mondo Grass - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design

Black Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

  • AKA Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Arabicus.'
  • Almost invisible light pink blooms
  • Flowers lead to dark blue berries that persist into the winter
  • Semi-evergreen strap-like arching glossy black blades up to 2 mm wide, and 20 cm long
  • Grown for its slow-spreading clump-forming habit
  • Bloom Time: Late summer
  • Foliage Height: 25 cm



10-25 cm

20-30 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Thrives in a moist, fertile soil, in partial to full shade, tolerating drought in shadier locations, and sun if sufficiently moist. Prune in early spring to remove old foliage and dead tips. Plants should be divided, in early spring, every few years.

Additional Notes about Black Mondo Grass:

Ophiopogon is not a grass, it is a member of the lily family.