Saturday, June 5, 2010
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' (Black Mondo Grass)
The magnificent plant, an ornamental grass known as Ophinopogon planiscapus ('Nigrecens' or Black Mondo Grass,) has shiny black foliage which grows into precious little tufts where tiny bell shaped white flowers grow. I have a set of triplets in my urban (NYC) rooftop garden; each individual is growing in a beautiful container. They bring tremendous joy to me, and to those who visit my garden!