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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

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Annie Thornton added this to Great Design Plant: Black Mondo Grass
Botanical name: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Arabicus’; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Black Night’Common names: black mondo grass, black lilyturf USDA zones: 5-10Water requirement: Moderate to regular, depending on climateSun requirement: Full sun to partial shadeMature size: 12” tall x 12” spreadTolerances: Drought
Frank Organ added this to Put Plants to Work in Small Gardens
Lower Maintenance with Ground CoversAlthough not one of the grasses, Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens') is a grasslike perennial that's always linked with them. One of the only true black plants that grows, it makes great ground cover and provides wonderful contrast with neighboring planting.It clumps but will spread if planted in moist soil in a sunny or semi-shaded situation. One bonus is the delightful bell-shaped, pale purplish white flowers that are produced in summer and followed by shiny blue-black berries.

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dorrinda61 added this to dorrinda61's Ideas
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Love the black color. Like a great black dress....goes with everything
icesheep added this to Rich Landscaping Ideas
March 24, 2014
Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
bigtruck11 added this to Outdoor
March 16, 2014
Black mondo grass
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March 5, 2014
Ophiopogon Planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
markgold added this to La Brea Outdoors
February 21, 2014
black mondo grass for under podocarpus in courtyard
Kayla Glenn added this to Ideas for My Home
February 16, 2014
What is this? Black Grass?
ouzs added this to ouzs's ideas
February 15, 2014
Black Mondo Gras Ophiopogon plansicapus 'Nigrescens'
ukdurrants added this to ukdurrants's Ideas
February 14, 2014
Semi shade
dalealey added this to dalealey's ideas
February 2, 2014
buy
louisehorner added this to Gardening - Northern CA
November 16, 2013
Love the idea of putting this in a rock garden to contrast with greens or Japanese Maples...nice way to carry a Borneo Black theme across the garden if we go with the Borneo Black outdoor furniture we already have.
maryapple2013 added this to landscaping
November 12, 2013
Black grass
katyababich added this to garden
November 10, 2013
Black mondo grass
seppysills added this to Garden
November 10, 2013
Black mondo grass - can grow in shade
italianangel8131 added this to italianangel8131's ideas
November 10, 2013
Botanical name: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Arabicus’; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Black Night’ Common names: black mondo grass, black lilyturf USDA zones: 5-10 Water requirement: Moderate to regular, depending on climate Sun requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 12” tall x 12” spread Tolerances: Drought
jaminsis added this to Plants
November 9, 2013
Black mondo grass
ledouglas added this to Landscaping plants
October 26, 2013
interesting contrast and goes nice with purples especially Ophiopogon Planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
swindenver added this to swindenver's ideas
October 21, 2013
black
pcmimi added this to pcmimi's ideas
October 7, 2013
the black mondo grass
bvisailor added this to Landscape
September 30, 2013
BLACK & NON-SPREADING... would be SO cool planted in white river stone or adjacent to something light lime green!
Gardens By Monette added this to Long St.
September 25, 2013
Black mondo grass
robroy55 added this to robroy55's Ideas
September 24, 2013
Nig
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September 22, 2013
black mondo grass
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August 27, 2013
Black mondo grass
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August 25, 2013
Planting beds near house in front
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July 15, 2013
Black mondo grass
Ashley Biscoe added this to Landscape Ideas
June 26, 2013
black mondo grass
ingrid10005 added this to Plants
June 13, 2013
Black mondo grass
nancip added this to Landscape Ideas
June 8, 2013
ground cover
vickytruman added this to Exterior Ideas
June 7, 2013
its a grass
gnometo added this to Balcony
June 6, 2013
Lower Maintenance with Ground Covers Although not one of the grasses, Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens') is a grasslike perennial that's always linked with them. One of the only true black plants that grows, it makes great ground cover and provides wonderful contrast with neighboring planting. It clumps but will spread if planted in moist soil in a sunny or semi-shaded situation. One bonus is the delightful bell-shaped, pale purplish white flowers that are produced in summer and followed by shiny blue-black berries.
cgags4478 added this to cgags4478's ideas
May 25, 2013
Color
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May 5, 2013
Color.
mutzy added this to Landscape Ideas
May 2, 2013
black mondo grass
nickiherman37 added this to nickiherman37's ideas
April 25, 2013
Love the black mondo, great for border landscape for color variation.
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April 6, 2013
black mondograss
norcalgalptown added this to norcalgalptown's Ideas
April 5, 2013
Black mondo grass
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March 20, 2013
I like black Mondo grass.
Dominic Vullo added this to dominic_vullo's Ideas
March 15, 2013
Grass
mgosaynie added this to mgosaynie's ideas
March 11, 2013
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
geno_86ed added this to geno_86ed's Ideas
March 8, 2013
Common names: black mondo grass, black lilyturf
shivanibmd added this to Planting
February 25, 2013
Botanical name: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Arabicus’; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Black Night’ Common names: black mondo grass, black lilyturf USDA zones: 5-10 Water requirement: Moderate to regular, depending on climate Sun requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 12” tall x 12” spread Tolerances: Drought
dfrizzelle added this to dfrizzelle's Ideas
February 23, 2013
Grass, color
Claudia Chandler added this to claudia_chandler5906's Ideas
February 22, 2013
Black Mondo Grass
Bryan Le added this to Rokkan Interior
February 20, 2013
Black grass
dreamtudor added this to Planting ideas for Spring
February 11, 2013
Black Mondo grass 'Black Knight'
justbsmart added this to Outdoor/Landscaping
February 3, 2013
Good border plant with a punch of color.
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January 20, 2013
Front yard
Noz Nozawa added this to Outside of Inside
January 19, 2013
Black Mondo Grass - perfect with dwarf Japanese maple trees
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January 16, 2013
Black Mondo grass - zones 5-10, moderate to regular water, full sun to partial shade drought tolerant 12" tall x 12" spread
cardinal added this to cardinal's Favorites
January 13, 2013
Interesting
jstoyko added this to Jstoyko's Garden Ideas
January 10, 2013
Mondo grass uses
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December 30, 2012
Add to ideabookBotanical name: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Arabicus’; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Black Night’Common names: black mondo grass, black lilyturf USDA zones: 5-10Water requirement: Moderate to regular, depending on climateSun requirement: Full sun to partial shadeMature size: 12” tall x 12” spreadTolerances: Drought
mauhanlie added this to mauhanlie's Ideas
December 16, 2012
Black is such a dramatic and unusual colour in the garden.
Lindsey Lutz added this to Grass
December 1, 2012
Black mondo grass
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November 20, 2012
Black mondo grass
Jeremy Roth added this to jeremy_roth's ideas
November 8, 2012
Black mondo grass
joanvoss added this to Front Bed
October 21, 2012
black mondo grass as border
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October 18, 2012
Black Mondo Grass
adamcance added this to adamcance's ideas
October 9, 2012
Mando grass
mlkr1 added this to landscaping, porches
September 26, 2012
Black mondo grass
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September 22, 2012
Black Mondo Grass
elizabeth3083 added this to elizabeth3083's ideas
September 21, 2012
Black ground cover win white flowers in the summer
suzzieq45 added this to suzzieq45's ideas
September 9, 2012
like color of plant
rjschloesser added this to rjschloesser's ideas
August 28, 2012
plants
Jennifer Schenkenfelder added this to Outside Ideas
August 26, 2012
Black mondo grass
baronnet added this to baronnet's Ideas
August 18, 2012
plante noire
roxanne63 added this to Landscape
August 14, 2012
landscape
dcolmers added this to dcolmers's Favorites
August 13, 2012
ground cover
razzleshazzle added this to razzleshazzle's ideas
August 10, 2012
black mondo grass
rajesh_puru added this to Grass Varieties for Land Scape Design
August 5, 2012
Black Mondo Grass
mseiler2002 added this to mseiler2002's Ideas
August 5, 2012
Good idea around my veggie bed.
abaehrable added this to Outdoors/gardening
August 5, 2012
black mondo
yargammetac added this to garden
July 23, 2012
Garden
anniedelorimier added this to anniedelorimier's Favorites
July 22, 2012
Groung cover with à contrastant touch
lindapiantieri added this to courtyard 2
July 21, 2012
Lower Maintenance with Ground Covers Although not one of the grasses, Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens') is a grasslike perennial that's always linked with them. One of the only true black plants that grows, it makes great ground cover and provides wonderful contrast with neighboring planting. It clumps but will spread if planted in moist soil in a sunny or semi-shaded situation. One bonus is the delightful bell-shaped, pale purplish white flowers that are produced in summer and followed by shiny blue-black berries.
kthull added this to Patio
July 18, 2012
Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'), aka Black Lilyturf - drought tolerant, full sun to part shade
ellac added this to ellac's ideas
July 16, 2012
black mondo grass
susannen added this to back yard
July 16, 2012
black mondo grass
ahna1212 added this to landscaping and plants
July 14, 2012
black mondo grass
Rose Hochstetler added this to Landscaping
July 11, 2012
Lower Maintenance with Ground Covers Although not one of the grasses, Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens') is a grasslike perennial that's always linked with them. One of the only true black plants that grows, it makes great ground cover and provides wonderful contrast with neighboring planting. It clumps but will spread if planted in moist soil in a sunny or semi-shaded situation. One bonus is the delightful bell-shaped, pale purplish white flowers that are produced in summer and followed by shiny blue-black berries.
Renee French Landscape Design added this to 53designer1's Entrys
July 9, 2012
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - Black Mondo Grass
askelleher added this to the great outdoors
July 8, 2012
Black mondo grass -- wonderful color.
pegge1 added this to pegge1's ideas
July 8, 2012
Color
flykiwi added this to my new garden, edible
July 7, 2012
Lower Maintenance with Ground Covers Although not one of the grasses, Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens') is a grasslike perennial that's always linked with them. One of the only true black plants that grows, it makes great ground cover and provides wonderful contrast with neighboring planting. It clumps but will spread if planted in moist soil in a sunny or semi-shaded situation. One bonus is the delightful bell-shaped, pale purplish white flowers that are produced in summer and followed by shiny blue-black berries.
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July 6, 2012
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hanicka added this to Stewart Landscape
July 4, 2012
Black Mondo Grass
Patrick Rusezera added this to Prusezera
July 4, 2012
rare black
jamjo added this to jamjo's ideas
July 3, 2012
Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens')
florida1 added this to florida1's ideas
July 3, 2012
COURTYARD?
reneeyoung added this to reneeyoung's ideas
July 3, 2012
ground cover
station4 added this to station4's ideas
July 2, 2012
huo
StacyAnn White added this to Traditional Garden
July 2, 2012
contrast in a black white pink garden
mansionlover added this to mansionlover's ideas
July 1, 2012
A black plant! Black Mondo Grass. Looks like it has berries though.
parisjuliette added this to My Garden Ideas
July 1, 2012
Lower Maintenance with Ground Covers Although not one of the grasses, Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens') is a grasslike perennial that's always linked with them. One of the only true black plants that grows, it makes great ground cover and provides wonderful contrast with neighboring planting. It clumps but will spread if planted in moist soil in a sunny or semi-shaded situation. One bonus is the delightful bell-shaped, pale purplish white flowers that are produced in summer and followed by shiny blue-black berries.
anntherese added this to front yard
July 1, 2012
black mondo grass
hobokelly added this to courtyard ideas
July 1, 2012
mondo
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July 1, 2012
black mondo grass
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July 1, 2012
black mondo grass
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July 1, 2012
Blac Mondo Grass
lionqueen added this to Landscaping
June 27, 2012
Black mondo grass
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June 5, 2012
Tuin
rcjennings added this to Plants for Berkeley
May 23, 2012
Black Mondo grass
Maya Hill added this to Plants
May 21, 2012
Common names: black mondo grass, black lilyturf Botanical name: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Arabicus’; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Black Night’
lirandry added this to lirandry's Favorites
May 15, 2012
Interesting plant
newmediafluent added this to newmediafluent's Favorites
May 2, 2012
Black grass
sdyard added this to Grasses
April 15, 2012
Low - 12" - Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - Black Night
d4toffee added this to Garden
April 11, 2012
Botanical name: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Arabicus’; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Black Night’ Common names: black mondo grass, black lilyturf USDA zones: 5-10 Water requirement: Moderate to regular, depending on climate Sun requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 12” tall x 12” spread Tolerances: Drought
seanmdo added this to seanmdo's ideas
April 7, 2012
black mondo grass
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April 5, 2012
edgy
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April 4, 2012
FULL SUN 12"TALL 12" SPREAD BLACK NIGHT BLACK MONDO GRASS LILY
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March 24, 2012
Contrast
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March 18, 2012
Black Mondo Grass
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March 12, 2012
Black Mondo Grass
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March 9, 2012
black mondo grass
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March 7, 2012
Contrast
showtee added this to showtee's ideas
February 16, 2012
Blk mondo grass
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February 15, 2012
black mondo grass
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January 17, 2012
Great Design Plant: Black Mondo Grass
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December 26, 2011
Landscaping
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December 24, 2011
Grass
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December 19, 2011
grasses
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December 19, 2011
color
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December 7, 2011
black mondo grass
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November 30, 2011
impression colour
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November 29, 2011
Botanical name: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Arabicus’; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Black Night’
John Gregory added this to johngregory's ideas
November 29, 2011
black mondo grass
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November 28, 2011
a black plant. Black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens') has gained popularity as one of the most uniquely-hued and easy-to-grow plants out there. As with many perennial grasses, fall is a great time to plant black mondo grass. Opt for well-drained, humus-rich soil for a favorable planting. Botanical name: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Arabicus’; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Black Night’ Common names: black mondo grass, black lilyturf USDA zones: 5-10 Water requirement: Moderate to regular, depending on climate Sun requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 12” tall x 12” spread Tolerances: Drought
nerdiabreezy added this to nerdiabreezy's ideas
November 28, 2011
black mondo grass
jennieandmichael added this to Jennieandmichael Landscape
November 28, 2011
"Botanical name: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Arabicus’; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Black Night’ Common names: black mondo grass, black lilyturf USDA zones: 5-10 Water requirement: Moderate to regular, depending on climate Sun requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 12” tall x 12” spread Tolerances: Drought Black mondo is a low-maintenance, cold-hardy and pest-free plant. Plant spring through fall in rich, well-drained soils with medium moisture. As a slow-growing and non-spreading perennial grass, it may take longer for beds to fill out than with other mondo grass varieties."
zwiegela added this to zwiegela's Favorites
November 27, 2011
Black Night schwarzes Gras
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November 27, 2011
Garten Pflanze, als Akzent
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November 27, 2011
Black mondo
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November 27, 2011
back yard?
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November 27, 2011
Botanical name: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Arabicus’; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Black Night’ Common names: black mondo grass, black lilyturf USDA zones: 5-10 Water requirement: Moderate to regular, depending on climate Sun requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 12” tall x 12” spread Tolerances: Drought Distinguishing traits. Striking matte black foliage resembling a sea anemone immediately catches your eye and draws you into the plant. Droopy leaves reach 15" in length, resulting in an overall plant height of up to 10-12". While the grass is somewhat clumping and spreading, overall it will only grow to about 12” in diameter. Evergreen in temperate climates, black mondo provides year-round interest. In early spring new growth emerges in a dark green, quickly transitioning to its standard black. Summer brings minuscule bell-shaped pink, white or lavender flowers which then give way to bluish black berries lasting well into winter. Unlike many grasses, black mondo can successfully grow in the shade. Whether planted under an enormous spreading tree or beside a massive boulder, black mondo can serves as a textural contrast to basically any plant or landscape design element out there — particularly lighter foliage colors in a bold chartreuse or deep red. How to use it. Mass plant black mondo grass or use it as a planter accent, along a path, or in a rock garden.
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November 27, 2011
back garden
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November 27, 2011
Black mondo grass
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November 27, 2011
landscape
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November 27, 2011
plant
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November 27, 2011
Black Mondo grass 10 - 15" drought tolerant
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November 27, 2011
black mondo grass
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November 26, 2011
black mondo love, maybe with pops of green
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shade plant
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November 25, 2011
Color
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