I'm almost speechless (that's a big fat lie, I can never keep my mouth/fingers shut/still). I ran across this Black Mondo grass at Garden District weeks ago, and every time I stumble upon the photograph, I keep re-shocking myself. A four-inch plant for $14.99? For, like, a bit of grass? For reals? I mean, even on eBay, small divisions go for $10 or more, with shipping and handling.
I found a lot of blog and message board posts via a Google search of "why is black mondo grass so expensive?" that all ask the same question. People seem to shrug and just accept it, buy a plant or two when perennials are discounted, and then divide them a few years down the road. Maybe that's why they're still so expensive despite being fairly popular plants? The intricacies of the horticulture trade yet escape me! But I would not turn down someone who would like to offload a little Black Mondo grass onto me!
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