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  • Billy Can 'Black Mondo'

    Billy Can® grasses are made for Aussie backyards and look great in both contemporary and eclectic garden layouts.

    Use them for garden border plantings, or as a filler in-between shrubs.

    Stylish and fuss-free, perfect for edging  

    Black Mondo (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens') is a very stylish, low growing ornamental grass. The shiny black strap-like arching leaves are ideal for creating a formal border or an eye catching ground cover. In late summer Black Mondo will produce fine black flower stems which hold delicate blush pink bell-shaped flowers. As the flowers fade the plant produces purple berries. This versatile plant is tough and virtually maintenance free ensuring year round appeal.

    Best growing conditions

    Grows best in free draining soil and bright indirect light. Although a slow spreader Black Mondo will form a beautiful glossy mat. Climate Zone: 1, 2, 4

    How to plant

    For good coverage plant at 20cm. At planting use a slow release fertiliser and water to establish. Cutting back is not recommended, just remove old leaves to keep the plant looking its best. 

    Co-plant with other Billy Can varieties

    Black Mondo is such a tidy versatile variety it goes with just about everything. Consider co-planting with the soft blue/green needle like leaves of Lomandra Crackerjack or the neat symmetrical bright green plumes of Dianella Dinky Di. 

    Billy Can® is a Trade Mark of Sprint Horticulture Pty Ltd



    Billy Can 'Black Mondo'
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    Billy Can 'Black Mondo'
    Foliage Colour
    Shiny black Shiny black
    Flower Colour
    Blush Pink Blush Pink
    Habit
    Tuft Tuft
    Height
    0.3 m 0.3 m
    Width
    0.3 m 0.3 m
    Spacing
    0.2 m 0.2 m

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    CLIMATE ZONE

    Climate Zone

    • Zone 1

      Mid to warm summers, cool wet winters

    • Zone 2

      Warm wet summers

    • Zone 3

      Hot dry summers, cold to mild winters

    • Zone 4

      Hot wet summers


    Billy Can 'Black Mondo'

    Billy Can 'Black Mondo'

    Billy Can® grasses are made for Aussie backyards and look great in both contemporary and eclectic garden layouts.

    Use them for garden border plantings, or as a filler in-between shrubs.

    Stylish and fuss-free, perfect for edging  

    Black Mondo (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens') is a very stylish, low growing ornamental grass. The shiny black strap-like arching leaves are ideal for creating a formal border or an eye catching ground cover. In late summer Black Mondo will produce fine black flower stems which hold delicate blush pink bell-shaped flowers. As the flowers fade the plant produces purple berries. This versatile plant is tough and virtually maintenance free ensuring year round appeal.

    Best growing conditions

    Grows best in free draining soil and bright indirect light. Although a slow spreader Black Mondo will form a beautiful glossy mat. Climate Zone: 1, 2, 4

    How to plant

    For good coverage plant at 20cm. At planting use a slow release fertiliser and water to establish. Cutting back is not recommended, just remove old leaves to keep the plant looking its best. 

    Co-plant with other Billy Can varieties

    Black Mondo is such a tidy versatile variety it goes with just about everything. Consider co-planting with the soft blue/green needle like leaves of Lomandra Crackerjack or the neat symmetrical bright green plumes of Dianella Dinky Di. 

    Billy Can® is a Trade Mark of Sprint Horticulture Pty Ltd

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