planiscapus 'Nigrescens' (Black Mondo Grass) AGM

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Pot Size : 9cm

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Ophiopogon is an excellent and useful plant, often know as 'Black Grass' even though this is really not a grass but a member of the lily family. The narrow, shiny black leaves are evergreen and form a carpet across the ground year-round. In early summer small lilac flowers appear, followed by lilac ovoid berries - both the flowers and fruit are not that prominent unless you look hard - the wonderful leaves are the main feature and I love to see this planted along the edges of pathways where it defines the front of a border on a beautiful way. Fully hardy.

Height 6-10" (15-25m)
Spread after 3 years 12" (30cm)
Flowering Period early summer
Hardiness Fully Hardy
Position Full Sun or part-shade
Soil Well-drained
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