Ophiopogon japonicus black

Ophiopogon japonicus ‘black’, also known as black mondo grass, is an ornamental grass with dark purple-black leaves. It is a slow-growing and clumping plant that grows up to 20cm tall and spreads slowly by underground rhizomes. Its foliage provides a striking contrast to other plants in the landscape, making it a popular choice for border edging or ground cover. In the summer, it produces small white or pinkish flowers followed by black berries that add to its ornamental value. It is a low-maintenance plant that prefers partial to full shade and well-draining soil.


Height: 10-20 cm

Width: 15-30 cm

Aspect: Prefers full sun to part shade.

Flowers: Produces small white to pale lavender flowers that are produced on short stalks in midsummer

Uses: This plant is often used as a ground cover or edging plant in borders, rock gardens, and container gardens. Its dark foliage provides a striking contrast with other plants in the garden. It is also drought-tolerant and low-maintenance, making it a popular choice for landscaping. Additionally, in some cultures, the plant has been used for medicinal purposes.


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