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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Black Mondo Grass
Zone: 10a, 10b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Light/Bright Shade
Plant Category: Ornamental Grasses & Bamboo
Height: Maximum 6 feet
Width: Maximum 18 feet
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Black mondo grass. Purples and black in the garden have become the new beige, dark colors being the perfect contrast and background for just about anything. This small lily relative grows only to about 6" in height, spreading contentedly if given plenty of moisture. The black, evergreen leaves and small lilac flowers make any brightly colored object stand out and look wonderful with your new goth look -- white powered makeup not included. Full sun to deep shade; a bit slow growing either way. Upper USDA zone 6.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:25 PM

A really striking accent or groundcover, the 10"leaves of this grass-like perennial are green when new but turn purplish-black when mature ; spread to form attractive clumps; pinkish-white flower spikes in summer are a bonus. Sun-Shade/Med

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:25 PM

Fabulous glossy, black leaves on this very choice plant! Light lilac colored flowers in late summer. GPP Award 2002.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:25 PM

Black grass-like foliage. Pink flowers.

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Priority Glenn Gardens Nursery Junction City, OR Email now 541-501-3952 Container: 3
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  • Priority Hochstein Nursery LLC Cornelius, OR Email now 503-357-5651 Container: 4
    A & R Spada Farms LLC St. Paul, OR Email now 503-633-2941 Container: 3
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  • A Rocky Mountain Nursery Independence, OR Email now 503-838-4222 Container: 1
    Advanced Ornamentals Inc. St. Paul, OR Email now 503-633-2833 Container: X
    Blue Heron Farm Corvallis, OR Email now 541-754-4224 Container: 2
    Blue Mountain Nursery LLC Damascus, OR Email now 503-658-1991 Container: 2
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  • Briggs Nursery Porter, WA Email now 800-444-1515 Container: 4 Liner: 4
    Dinsdale Nursery Sherwood, OR Email now 503-925-9292 Container: 1
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  • Harold M. Miller Landscape Nursery Jefferson, OR Email now 503-399-1599 Container: 2
    Howell Prairie Nursery Inc. Silverton, OR Email now 503-873-5910 Container: X
    Kraemer's Nursery Inc. Mt. Angel, OR Email now 877-845-2283 Container: 2
    Loen Nursery Inc. Woodburn, OR Email now 503-982-6300 Container: 3
    Macleay Hills Nursery Salem, OR Email now 503-871-8027 Container: 2
    McKinnon Nursery Gervais, OR Email now 503-792-3170 Container: 3
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  • TSW Nursery Sales Inc. Aurora, OR Email now 503-678-4401 Container: X