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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

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What type of plant is the black colored grass?
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Looks like black mondo grass.
June 30, 2013 at 12:48PM   
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Annie Thornton added this to Great Design Plant: Black Mondo Grass
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.
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Bolder statements. Other foliage contrasts need not be so subtle. The juxtaposition of the black grass Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' against a Japanese sweet flag (Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’) makes a real statement. Try being bolder with plant selection, contrasting plants of differing color, texture and leaf size and shape.
6. “I don’t have time to garden.” Then grow plants that don’t really have time for you either, whether they’re houseplants or low-maintenance landscape plants like golden sedge (Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’, zones 5 to 10) and black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’, zones 5 to 10). Succulents and cacti in containers are a perfect fit for people who are short on outdoor space and time, because they require the bare minimum of water and ask only for a sunny windowsill. Snake plants (Sansevieria species), mistletoe cactus (Rhipsalis species) and cast-iron plants (Aspidistra elatior) will do well with less light too.If you have a yard to mow every weekend, low-maintenance ground covers, shrubs and trees will actually cut down on your lawn work eventually and require very little time themselves. Vegetable gardens do take a bit of time on your part, but it’s totally worth it, because eventually they’ll save you the hassle of going out to eat or getting groceries.

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We could use mondo, wandering jew
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contrast
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August 28, 2014
low-maintenance landscape plants like golden sedge (Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’, zones 5 to 10) and black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’, zones 5 to 10).
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August 19, 2014
color combo
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Black and green
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Black mondo grass with contrast. Good shade grass
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japanese sweet flag
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April 4, 2014
low-maintenance landscape plants like golden sedge (Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’, zones 5 to 10) and black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’, zones 5 to 10).”
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black mondo and variegated
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golden sedge (Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’, zones 5 to 10) and black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’, zones 5 to 10)
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February 24, 2014
low-maintenance landscape plants like golden sedge (Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’, zones 5 to 10) and black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’, zones 5 to 10).
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February 15, 2014
color combo. black/purple with tall grasses as screen
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February 11, 2014
zone 10
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February 11, 2014
low-maintenance landscape plants like golden sedge (Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’, zones 5 to 10) and black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’, zones 5 to 10).
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February 6, 2014
I don’t have time to garden.” Then grow plants that don’t really have time for you either, whether they’re houseplants or low-maintenance landscape plants like golden sedge (Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’, zones 5 to 10) and black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’, zones 5 to 10). Succulents and cacti in containers are a perfect fit for people who are short on outdoor space and time, because they require the bare minimum of water and ask only for a sunny windowsill. Snake plants (Sansevieria species), mistletoe cactus (Rhipsalis species) and cast-iron plants (Aspidistra elatior) will do well with less light too. If you have a yard to mow every weekend, low-maintenance ground covers, shrubs and trees will actually cut down on your lawn work eventually and require very little time themselves. Vegetable gardens do take a bit of time on your part, but it’s totally worth it, because eventually they’ll save you the hassle of going out to eat or getting groceries.
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golden sedge (Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’, zones 5 to 10) and black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’, zones 5 to 10).
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Love the black mondo grass!
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two different colors of grass
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don’t have time to garden.” Then grow plants that don’t really have time for you either, whether they’re houseplants or low-maintenance landscape plants like golden sedge (Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’, zones 5 to 10) and black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’, zones 5 to 10).
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golden sedge and black mondo
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Love the contrast.
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golden sedge (Acorus gramineus "Ogon") black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus "Nigrescens")
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color contrast
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Mondo grass
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Like this grass will grow in shade!
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Shade grasses, black grasses!
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Black mondo grass. Backyard.
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August 11, 2013
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Darkness
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Black Mondo Grass!
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Small grasses; black for contrast. Front sidewalk edging?
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July 7, 2013
Bolder state­ments. Other fo­liage con­trasts need not be so sub­tle. The jux­ta­po­si­tion of the black grass Ophio­pogon planis­ca­pus 'Ni­grescens' against a Ja­pa­nese sweet flag (Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’) makes a real state­ment. Try be­ing bolder with plant se­lec­tion, con­trast­ing plants of dif­fer­ing color, tex­ture and leaf size and shape.
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July 1, 2013
Grasses
melodyz added this to Landscape Ideas
June 30, 2013
The contrast.
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June 26, 2013
black mondo grass! zone 5, ohh yea
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June 20, 2013
nigrescens
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June 18, 2013
Black Mondo grass
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golden variegated sweet flag
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June 12, 2013
contrast plants of different color but same shape and family
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June 11, 2013
Bolder statements. Other foliage contrasts need not be so subtle. The juxtaposition of the black grass Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' against a Japanese sweet flag (Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’) makes a real statement. Try being bolder with plant selection, contrasting plants of differing color, texture and leaf size and shape.
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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
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black mondo grass
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May 26, 2013
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contrasting color
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May 13, 2013
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May 6, 2013
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May 3, 2013
contrasting mondo grassses
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April 30, 2013
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April 28, 2013
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April 17, 2013
black grass
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Shade plant
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April 6, 2013
by the pool?
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March 28, 2013
Black mondo grass- shade tolerant
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March 28, 2013
I like dark grass (black mondo grass)
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Black grass
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color difference is awesome
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March 12, 2013
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Black Mondo Grass
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March 3, 2013
stunning colour contrast
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March 3, 2013
Mondo grass, shade tolerant
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black Mondo grass
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February 24, 2013
colors
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black grass
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February 16, 2013
black mondo grass
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February 7, 2013
This picture shows the two types of plants being separate through light and dark. The green plant give contrast to the black plant.
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black mondo grass with chartreuse grass
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black grass
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By lake - planting - Mix of colours
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nice combo
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black mondo grass contrasts well with lighter colored grasses and plants with fall foliage color change in plants
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Black mondo grass
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November 29, 2012
The black grass
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Mondo grass n sedge
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Beautiful contrast !
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Hmm
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green and black grasses
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beautiful contrast
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Black Mondo Grass
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black mondo grass
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Unlike many grasses, black mondo can successfully grow in the shade.
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Interesting color.
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Shades of deep grass
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Contrast of Ophiopogon Planiscapus 'Nigrescens' -- Black with Gold
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black grass border
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what is variegated one ?
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August 2, 2012
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Arabicus’; Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Black Night’ Common names: black mondo grass, black lilyturf " Shade.
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black mondo 12x12 drought resistant grass
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black mondo grass. drought resistant 12" x 12" clumps
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Along back patio fence
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black mondo grass
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Bolder statements. Other foliage contrasts need not be so subtle. The juxtaposition of the black grass Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' against a golden Carex makes a real statement. Try being bolder with plant selection, contrasting plants of differing color, texture and leaf size and shape.
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Color grasses
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GRASSES Bolder statements. Other foliage contrasts need not be so subtle. The juxtaposition of the black grass Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' against a golden Carex makes a real statement. Try being bolder with plant selection, contrasting plants of differing color, texture and leaf size and shape.
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Grasses
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black grass Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' against a golden Carex makes a real statement
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black grass?!
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Bolder statements. Other foliage contrasts need not be so subtle. The juxtaposition of the black grass Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' against a golden Carex makes a real statement. Try being bolder with plant selection, contrasting plants of differing color, texture and leaf size and shape.
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Black grass
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