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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
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individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

  • Evergreen - strap-shaped, curving leaves 10-35cm (4-14in) long
  • Blue
  • White - blue and white flowers
  • Height - 20cm (8in)
  • Spread - 30cm (12in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - clump-forming, spreading rhizomatous perennial. Flowers are followed by fleshy, blue-black fruit.
  • 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
  • Additional Features - 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 - 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
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20cm (8in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  30cm (12in)
 

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