Black Mondo Grass  for rain gardens
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Black Mondo Grass

(Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens')

This lily is grown for its especially dark, purplish-black leaves. In this garden, the plant is interspersed with blue oat grass to make its leaves seem even bluer. The mondo grass also intensifies the chartreuse of 'Dart's Gold' ninebark. White or purplish flowers.

Zone: 2 or 3; Hardy to 0 degrees F

Height: up to 12 inches.

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