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Ophiopogon japonicus 'Minor'

Description:

As suggested by the name 'minor' this is a very compact low growing form of Ophiopogon. Narrow green leaves form a clump-forming grass and occasional spikes of white flowers borne in summer followed by round, rich blue fleshy fruit.

A very pretty plant effective when planted in gravel-covered soil or inter-planted with bulbs. It also looks good with ferns in shade and excellent in containers.

Useful as low ground cover in dry shade though may take a liitle time to established.

Climate/Position: Full sun or partial shade

Height/Spread: 8 - 10cm clump forming and slowly spreading

Soil Requirements: Moist, well-drained, humus-rich, slightly acid soil

Pruning: None required - avoid cutting the leaves as will ruin plant appearance. Lift and divide in spring if clump becoming too dense.

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