New foliage emerges dark green in spring then changes to dark purplish-black by summer.
Black Mondo grows to about 10″ tall, and will slowly spread to about two feet.
Loose spikes of small, light pink or white, bell shaped flowers appear in mid summer, followed by small black berries.
The distinctive black foliage makes this an excellent plant for rock gardens and border edging, and for highlighting lighter colored plants.
It looks great, growing in a planter.
full sun to part shade
prefers well drained soil, drought tolerant, normal watering
This plant offers the closest thing to a true black in the plant kingdom! It works wonderfully in combination with other plants serving to brighten the foliage around it. Especially striking with lime green or yellow leaves plantings. Grows only 10” tall making it perfect as a ground cover or small accent plant in your border garden. Light pinkish white flowers in late summer. Spreads 24”.