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Black Mondo Grass 'Nigrescens'   

Ophiopogon planiscapus

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Nigrescens is a popular variety of Black Mondo Grass, which belongs to the Ophiopogon genus (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'). Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Lavender pink. Leaves appear approximately as a   Pansy purple colour.

Black purple rather stiff grass shaped leaves. Clump forming plant.
Lilac blooms on long stem
Rhizome spreading ground cover

This variety is a Ornamental that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Nigrescens normally grows with a ground cover-like habit with a max height of 9.75 inches (that's 25.0 cm metric). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Nigrescens have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Nigrescens

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Rhizome spreading ground cover

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Nigrescens is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 6 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.

Growing Nigrescens from seed

Transplanting Nigrescens

Sun to part shade, well drained soil

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Nigrescens is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Nigrescens

Other Names for Black Mondo Grass 'Nigrescens'

Black dragon, Ebony knight, Arabicus black mondo grass