Grass is designed to be green but gardeners being what they are they often want to get Black Grass.
Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigresens is often called Black Mondo. It is a rhizomus grass with delicate flowers.
The snowdrop sets off the grass which is easy to grow but occasionally slow to spread.
It makes a gothic garden feature or fits in well with a ‘black foliage and flower garden’.
The straplike, shiny black foliage grows in little tufts and combines well with many other plants.
Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigresens is not to be confused with Black-grass Alopecurus myosuroides or Black twitch. This is an annual weed native throughout the UK.
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