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.