Black mondo grass Ophiopogon 'Niger' green-white - Hardy plant

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Niger'

Black mondo grass Ophiopogon 'Niger' green-white - Hardy plant

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Niger'
Black ornamental grass
Truly extraordinary! This one is a soil cover that is almost black. The black mondo grass 'Niger' (Ophiopogon planiscapus) is practically black! Take a closer look and you'll see dark green blades and white flowers. Decorative and evergreen. We love it! We can plant this plant all year round. Provided temperatures don't go below freezing. The plant flowers in the summer.
The plant does not require pruning. Just cut away the dead leaves. Put the plant somewhere in the sun. Water the plant regularly so that the soil around the roots does not dry out.

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Black mondo grass Ophiopogon 'Niger' green-white - Hardy plant
Black mondo grass Ophiopogon 'Niger' green-white - Hardy plant
Black mondo grass Ophiopogon 'Niger' green-white - Hardy plant
Black mondo grass Ophiopogon 'Niger' green-white - Hardy plant
How we measure

From the bottom of the nursery pot to the top of the plant.

Color: Green,White
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Edible: No
Flowering: July - September
Cutting flowers: No
Grafted: No
Green stayer: Yes
Growing Height: 10 - 15 cm
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Hardy plants: Yes
Latin name: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Niger'
Leafs all year: Yes
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Naturalizing: No
Planting distance: 20 - 30 cm
Scented: Not Scented
Self polinating: No

Plant your Ophiopogon planiscapus immediately upon receipt in the garden, or in pots or planters for patio or decking. Prepare a large hole and work the soil loose with a fork. Improve poor garden soil by mixing in some garden compost. Plant your Mondo grass at the correct depth - the top of the root ball should come to just below soil level. Fill the hole with soil and heel (press in a pot) well in. Water immediately. Ophiopogon planiscapus will thrive in full sun or part shade in a loose, humus rich soil.

Potted Ophiopogon planiscapus

When keeping your mondo grass potted, do use a pot with holes in the base. cover the base with potsherds or a layer of hydro-pellets. Add some fresh potting compost and plant your Ophiopogon planiscapus at the correct depth in the pot. Fill the pot up with more potting compost and press firmly in. Water generously immediately and stand the pot in a sunny spot or partly shaded spot. A terracotta (porous) pot is best lined in plastic prior to planting, or use a plastic pot inside a larger planter. This helps prevent evaporation and the plant will not dry out so quickly.


Ophiopogon planiscapus is an evergreen perennial that doesn't die back and is easy to grow. Water regularly to prevent the soil around the roots from drying out. Waterlogged soil is not tolerated especially in winter. Mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus) is definitely hardy. Cut back any spoiled foliage in the spring and you will soon see new leaves appear.


This hardy perennial with gras- like foliage is green throughout the year. Makes a great ground cover plant, giving weeds less chance to flourish. Will flower in the summer followed by shiny, round berries that quickly turn cobalt blue - not a shade you will often see in nature!
Ophiopogon planiscapus is related to lily of the valley and is also called Mondo grass or  lilyturf.


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