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Black Mondo Grass

Contrasts with light-colored foliage

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 6 - 8 inches
  • Zone: 5-10
  • Flowering Date: Late Spring
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Black Mondo Grass

Description
Low-growing grass with shiny black, straplike foliage provides a wonderful contrast to lighter colored foliage such are ferns and hostas. Pink to lilac racemes add color in the spring. This heat and drought-tolerant perennial is a good choice for the garden and containers. 4" pot. Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' (Ophiopogon)

Perennial •Z5-10 •H6-8"xW6-8" •Late Spring •Sun-Part Shade

Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameOphiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' (Ophiopogon)
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread12 inches
  • Spacing12 inches
  • Hardiness Zone5-10
  • Flowering DateLate Spring
  • Planting InstructionsTolerates sun but prefers partial shade with moist, well drained soil.
  • Flower Color:pink
  • Flower Form2" - 3" long racemes.
  • Foliage TypeA dense grass-like turf of nearly black tufted basal leaves. More narrow than Lily-turf.
  • PruningMow every year or two to improve carpet quality.
  • Unique CharactersticsOne of the true black leaved plants. Heat and drought resistant. Contrasts beautifully with lighter colored foliage such as Ferns and Hostas or plants with white or yellow blooms. Tolerates light traffic.
  • Shipped4" POT
  • Height/Habit6 - 8 inches
  • Growth RateSlow - fill in in 2-3 years.
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 5/7/18 - 6/8/18
5A 4/2/18 - 6/8/18
5B 3/19/18 - 6/8/18
6A 3/12/18 - 6/8/18
6B 3/5/18 - 6/8/18
7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/8/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/18/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/18/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 4th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 14th, 2018

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