SOLVED: Mondo Companion

Beautiful, BC(Zone 8b)

I'm not sure what's in this pot of Black Mondo Grass. Any ideas? Is it a weed?

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Central, LA(Zone 8b)

I don't know what it is and according to MG it is a weed. {Any plant that is not where it is suppose to be.}

I like it thought the red stem it's interesting.

Beautiful, BC(Zone 8b)

jeri11, that's why I didn't pull it so fast. What is it? The leaves look nice and the stem is a bit red.

Central, LA(Zone 8b)

Are the leaves thick? I can't tell from the picture.


Garland, TX(Zone 8a)

Regarding the grass-like, dark foliage, I'd say yep to black mondo a.k.a. Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'...

Edit: Oops, duh, and slap my forehead!!! The companion of the black mondo is what you're after. Geez, I really should read more carefully before I post!

Hmm... as for its identity... not sure, but have some hunches. Will look into this. :-)

This message was edited Nov 15, 2006 10:27 AM

Beautiful, BC(Zone 8b)

No, the leaves are not thick. Kinda grows like Hypericum and I kinda had a feel for Lonicera based on the buds.

Garland, TX(Zone 8a)


Those are my two hunches! Hard to tell at such a small size if the foliage arrangement favors one over the other.

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Seems like it would be a shrub to me, however look at this one growin...

Beautiful, BC(Zone 8b)

I looked at the Peperomia - this ones got woody stems, not so succulent. simular growth though.

Georgetown, SC(Zone 8a)

Not at all sure but,...Wild Black Cherry? (prunus serotina). I think they grow all over north America and your mystery plant looks very similar to the one in my garden that I keep cutting down! :) (Have to cut it back; It's a volunteer right up against the foundation..come up all leggy..tries to take over a very small space.)


This message was edited Nov 17, 2006 6:27 PM

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Wish i had a Wild Black Cherry..


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