NARGS Plant of the Month

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Description and General Information:

Mondo grass is a low, tufted,slightly stoloniferous grass-like plant with evergreen deep green leaves.  Leaves are 1-2 cm wide and up to 20 cm long. Plants grow 15-20 cm tall by 30 cm wide. In mid-late summer and into early autumn, short raceme of flowers rise just above the foliage. The small 0.5 cm bell-like flowers are white or light purple-pink. These later develop into small purple-black berries. The cultivar 'Nigrescens' is more popular than the species. It is also...