Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'


A very unusual but also very useful clump-forming grass like perennial with dark purple/black strap like leaves. In addition spikes of pale purplish-white flowers are borne in summer followed by round, fleshy, dark blue-black fruit which are an attractive display in autumn.

Effective when planted in gravel-covered soil or interplanted with bulbs. It also looks good with ferns in shade or silvery plants in full sun and excellent in containers.

Climate/Position: Full sun or partial shade

Height/Spread: 20cm clump forming and slowly spreading

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

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

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