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4.7 ⭐ Rating | 🚚 London Zones 1-4 | 💸 Free Delivery Over £50
⭐ Rated 4.7 | 🚚 London Zones 1-4 | 💸 Free Delivery Over £50

Botanical Name: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Black Mondo Grass - Ophiopogon Planiscapus Nigrescens

Original price £12.00 - Original price £12.00
Original price
£12.00 - £12.00
Current price £12.00

Why we love it

Looking to add some dark purple-green-black texture to your space? Also known as Black Dragon, Ebony Knight or Arabicus.

  • Perfect to plant now: all our plants are perfect to plant now and we select perennials, so they'll live on year after year
  • Low maintenance: best to grow her in the full sun, but she'll do just fine in some dappled shade too. She's low maintenance to boot.
  • Prize-winning: she's a real prize winner, holding the prestigious Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Great for containers and ground cover: she's only small (foliage c. 30cm spread and 20cm high), so does really well in pot and container displays.
  • Interesting all year: she grows purple flowers in Summer, before glossy black berries in Autumn, whilst her green leaves stay gorgeous throughout

Pot Size: 3L


Plant: height 25 cm x spread 20 cm

Nursery Pot: height 15 cm x diameter 19 cm


What our customers are saying...

I highly recommend to anyone who loves nature and may be stuck in a flat in the city

Nikhil, London

Lovely products and excellent service

Caitlin, London

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Black Mondo Grass - Ophiopogon Planiscapus Nigrescens likes

Black Mondo Grass - Ophiopogon Planiscapus Nigrescens likes

🌞 Light
Full sun, Partial shade

💦 Water
Low, Average

📐 Height & Spread
25 cm & 20 cm

🌵 Compost-type




Full sun, Partial shade


South–facing, West–facing, East–facing

Fully grown

0.1–0.5 metres


Flexible with their delivery times, plant arrived in immaculate condition

George G., London

Brilliant service, and the plant arrived in great condition (and as impressive as pictured)

Peter S., London



📆 Season of interest:
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

🌷 Flowering time:
June, July, August

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Bee friendly?


Wildlife friendly?


Pet safe?

Pet safe

Baby safe?



Ophiopogon planiscapus (black mondo grass) is a species of flowering plant in the Asparagaceae family, native to Japan, where it typically grows on open and forested slopes.



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