Scientific Name: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Common Name: black mondo grass
Family Name: Asparagaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Ground cover
Mature Size: 0.1 - 0.2m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Aquatic - ponds, Ground cover, Perennial border, Summer interest, Winter interest
Exposure: Full sun, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Linear
Flowers: Raceme, White, Purple, Jun-Jul-Aug
Fruit: Berry (true), Black, Sep-Oct, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Small evergreen grass-like; leaves, 15cm long x 5-8mm wide, fibrous, thick, linear, purple/black; flower tiny with 6 pinkish-white tepals; berries black, 5-8mm wide, Oct-Nov.