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plant type

native and ornamental grasses

water      hardiness

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urban and commercial
horticultural production

soil type and drainage

medium - loamy soils
heavy - clay soils
good drainage

Ophiopogen japonicus 'Nigrens'

black mondo

A small spreading grass with black foliage. White to pale pink flowers in summer followed by small black berries.
cultural notesPrefers moist well drained soils in a sunny position.
toleratesFrost tolerant.
flowering seasonSummer.
flower colourSmall white to pale pink lily like flowers held amongst the foliage on short stems.
foliage colourNarrow black grass like foliage.
widthup to 0.3m
heightup to 0.3m
plant spacing10cm apart
recommended usesOften used as a border plant around garden beds and paths or pavers. A useful plant for softening the hard edges of concrete, tiles, pavers and the like.

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