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Black Ornamental Grass

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Also known as

Black Lilyturf, Black Mondo, Ornamental Black Grass

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A close up of a clump of Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' showibng the older black leaves, the new green leaves and the emerging flower stems.
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Black Ornamental Grass Overview

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' is a clump-forming perennial from the Asparagaceae family that produces jet black foliage. Commonly known by the names Black Ornamental Grass, Black Lilyturf, Black Mondo and Ornamental Black Grass. In the summer short spikes of pale lilac flowers appear, followed by berries.

Common problems with Black Ornamental Grass

How to propagate Black Ornamental Grass

Division

Division in spring.

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Black Ornamental Grass

Border, edging, naturaliser, ground cover

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