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OPHIOPOGON planiscarpus 'Nigrescens'

Commonly known as Black lilyturf, Mondo grass

Japanese plant with grasslike foliage. Copious purplish-black leaves with racemes of blue/white flowers on long stems
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Strap-shaped, curving leaves 10-35cm (4-14in) long
  • Blue
  • White
    Blue and white flowers
  • Height
    20cm (8in)
  • Spread
    30cm (12in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
    Clump-forming, spreading, rhizomatous perennial. Flowers are followed by fleshy, blue-black fruit
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

OPHIOPOGON planiscarpus 'Nigrescens'

 
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plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre - Early in the year, typically January til end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. O. planiscapus 'Kokuryu'
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs on new leaves
    Place of origin
    Eastern Asia, more commonly China and Japan
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Bell-shaped to 7mm (¼in) long
    Racemes
    4-8cm (1½-3in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Slightly back from the sea with more shelter
    Rockery (inc alpine)
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
    Neutral to acid soil
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
20cm (8in)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  30cm (12in)
 

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