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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Common Name: Black Mondo Grass Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
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A choice plant that gradually develops into a drift of near-black evergreen foliage that is green at the base. It always looks fresh. Pale lavender flowers in the summer followed by deep purple-black berries. Unendingly useful for plant combinations in pots, along pathways or in garden beds. Try it with hostas, heucheras, nepetas, geraniums,...anything really! Though make sure to combine it with something that will show off its black foliage otherwise it will disappear against the dark soil.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Forest floors.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeLate Summer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun Part Sun Part Shade Shade  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-9  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Geranium cinereum "'Ballerina'"
Hosta fortunei "'Patriot'"
Nepeta x faassenii "'Dawn to Dusk'"
Sagina subulata
Sagina subulata "'Aurea'"

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