Domestic Dabbling

A Black Plant?? April 12, 2010

Filed under: Botanicals,Home — Jessa @ Sparkle @ 1:06 pm
Tags: ,

Black Mondo Grass

So I got this beauty at Roger’s Gardens last weekend when we were in California.  It’s called Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘nigrescens’ or more commonly Black Mondo Grass. It really is black.  The leaves are green at the bases and turn very dark as they grow.  The color black isn’t common for plants, or so I hear. I bought two, noting that they should survive in Arizona (zone 9).  Learning to garden here is a trip, since the desert climate presents all kinds of challenges.  I’m thinking of putting them into a galvanized steel pot with some brightly colored flowers.

**Update** I killed this plant. I neglected to water it for a couple days. I’m going to get some more and try again.  I’m still grieving.


One Response to “A Black Plant??”

  1. smellanie Says:

    I have a tiny mondo grass in a pot outside of our house. It’s really a neat plant! It doesn’t need much water here in Orygun, of course.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s