How do you care for ophiopogon Planiscapus?

How do you care for ophiopogon Planiscapus?

Grow ophiopogon in moist, but well-drained soil. It prefers the slightly acidic, fertile, humus-rich soil typical of shady woodland areas. Choose a spot in full sun or partial shade. The black foliage varieties will darken more in a sunny location.

Is black mondo grass invasive?

That would be so-called ‘black Mondo grass’, which despite its common name, is a different species of plant within the Ophiopogon genus. Ah, but some other members of the Ophiopogon genus, like Aztec grass, are aggressive and highly invasive. Be careful you don’t get one of them mislabeled as Mondo.

Does black mondo grass like sun?

Outstanding fine textured color in containers. Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil – weekly, or more often. Thrives in humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Takes cool sun; needs bright shade in hot climates.

Is ophiopogon Planiscapus Nigrescens Evergreen?

Ophiopogon (of-e-op-o-gon), commonly know as lily turf, is a genus of evergreen perennial plants native to warm temperate to tropical east, southeast, and south Asia. It competes well with other plant roots, and favours most soils in full sun to part shade.

Why does black mondo grass turn green?

Black Mondo Grass flourishes in full sun (or part shade) and needs to be watered routinely. Black Mondo Grass is considered a rare type due to its dark leaves. You should expect the leaves to start out with a green color and turn to its dark shade once it’s more established.

Why is black mondo grass so expensive?

The spread of black mondo grass is on the other end of the spectrum, and incredibly slow. It is not uncommon for clumps to require three years before they show their first signs of enlargement. This slow rate of growth makes them expensive to buy, and not terribly practical as a groundcover plant.

Is ophiopogon Planiscapus Nigrescens toxic to dogs?

Is Ophiopogon ‘Nigrescens’ poisonous? Ophiopogon ‘Nigrescens’ has no toxic effects reported.

Are black mondo grass berries poisonous?

Control. Some gardening maintenance can prevent pet or human consumption of border grass berries, even through they are not considered poisonous. Plant border grass in areas where children and pets will not come in contact with the berries to lower the risk of consumption.

What can I plant next to black mondo grass?

Companions: Plant with ferns, impatiens, liriope, and begonia; black mondo grass is especially showy next to light colored foliage like Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’, blue fescue, and lime or bronze heuchera.