Yes, Halloween is near.
Yes, this plant is terrifying.
Luckily mondo yard does not prowl under beds or wield sharp knives, or perhaps slip around yards scaring tiny timberland animals.
Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ is, nevertheless, scarily stunning– when completely contrasted with well-chosen plants.
Mistakenly, I as soon as assumed that mondo yard was a lawn.
But regardless of the appearance of words “turf” in its usual name as well as the truth that the fallen leaves appear like blades of yard, mondo lawn remains in the Ruscaceae family (much like other chameleons such as Liriope and also Carex).
Mondo grass has actually evergreen, tufty appeal.
With its unique, modern-looking, fine-bladed appearance, you can use mondo lawn as you would low decorative turfs in your garden and also containers– for its textural appeal, ground cover capabilities, and loosened up nature.
Now to the frightening component.
Mondo yard is, obviously, an adherent to the traditional Halloween- dark- toned style.
Yet beyond this holiday, you can use its dark thrills to include a supreme shade contrast hit, specifically when the really deep shade blades are paired with chartreuse tinted plants scotch moss, or sedum angelina.
When thinking about what to pair it with, think lighter tones and also intense contrasting shades.
As are most yard and grass-like plants, mondo yard is deerproof.
Creates lavender blossoms in the summer that are cute for small arrangements; mondo turf also has purple berries in the loss.
Mondo turf is a staged choice for the front of borders, containers, edging, ground cover, timberland, and also modern-day Asian/Zen yards.
Plant mondo turf in rich, well-draining soil, and also space 3 ″ apart for a quicker spread if making use of as a ground cover.
Sun is a conflicting problem.
In warm locations plant partly sun, in Northern climates plant in full sunlight.
Idea: too much color fades its remarkable blackness.
Supply consistent dampness as well as even more in severe warmth.
Globs to 6 inches tall and also large. Not a rapid spreader.
For a tidy appearance, get rid of old ratty leaves in the springtime before new blades arise.