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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' (Black mondo)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Other names

Black mondo, Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Arabicus', Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Black Dragon', Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Ebony Knight', Black lilyturf, Black ornamental grass

Genus

Ophiopogon Ophiopogon

Species

O. planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - O. planiscapus 'Nigrescens' is an evergreen perennial with tufts of strap-like black leaves. Small purple flowers are followed by glossy, black berries.


Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' is: Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple in Summer

Foliage

Black in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' (Black mondo) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Containers, Rock, Underplanting

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained or well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Other names

Black mondo, Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Arabicus', Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Black Dragon', Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Ebony Knight', Black lilyturf, Black ornamental grass

Genus

Ophiopogon Ophiopogon

Species

O. planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - O. planiscapus 'Nigrescens' is an evergreen perennial with tufts of strap-like black leaves. Small purple flowers are followed by glossy, black berries.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple in Summer

Foliage

Black in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' (Black mondo) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Containers, Rock, Underplanting

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained or well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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