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SUNNY BORDER PERENNIAL COLLECTION

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Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’   

Distinctive, strap-like foliage starts out dark green, quickly turning black. Pinkish white flowers bloom July-Aug., followed by unique black fruit. The arching leaves reach 15" in length. Grows 6-12" tall. 

 
    Common Name:Japanese Mondo Grass
    Hardiness Zones:6-9
    Exposure:   
    Native:No
    Deer Resistant:Yes
 
Growing Tips: Plant in moist but well drained soil.

About Ophiopogon: Often stoloniferous but not invasive, Mondo grass is quite useful as groundcover or to add a nice textural accent to the garden border. Its attractive foliage ranges from green to purplish-black. Flower panicles range in color from white to violet.