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botanical name:
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Black Mondo Grass
synonyms:  Ophiopogon 'Black Dragon', Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigra', Ophiopogon 'Arabicus', Ophiopogon 'Ebony Knight'
family:  Asparagaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.20m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: grassy
leaf colour: black
flower colour: white
fruit colour: black
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Grass-like evergreen perennial with jet black narrow leaves and often listed as a grass. Slowly clump-forming and growing from short rhizomes. Tiny spikes of purple-tinged white flowers followed by purplish black berries.

Reasonably tolerant, but prefers moist, well drained, fertile, humus-rich, slightly acid soil. Full sun or part shade. Benefits from a top dressing of leaf-mould in autumn.

By division in spring.

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