• Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
  • Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
  • Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Black Mondo Grass, Black lilyturf
Size: ex 1.5L pot - Large plants

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Quick Overview

  • Dramatic ground-cover
  • Jet black strap-like foliage
  • Evergreen perennial
  • Hardy

Description

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens', is a stunning cultivar with deep purple-black strap-like leaves turning jet black in full sun. Although slow growing it gradually spreads by its underground stolons to form a low ground-covering mat which has a dramatic visual impact whether on its own or planted in combination with other species. Its intensely dark colouration lends itself as a background to a large number of imaginative design possibilities and looks particularly good when combined with contrasting silver or yellow foliage or with the lacy foliage of ferns. If planted in a raised bed, the extraordinary colour and leathery texture of its leaves can be appreciated closer at hand. It enjoys a rich organic well-drained soil that is slightly acidic and kept moist.

The green-leaved type species which is native to Japan, is found in wooded areas, forest floors and forest margins to an elevation of 1000 metres. Ophiopogon is not a true grass and under the APG III system this genus is now in the the sub-family Nolinoideae along with its close relative, Liriope.

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This will replace the one my mother thought was a weed???????????? (Posted on 22/05/2013)

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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Black Mondo Grass, Black lilyturf
Size: ex 1.5L pot - Large plants

Availability: In stock

£8.99
  • Buy 2 for £7.99 each and save 12%
  • Buy 4 for £7.70 each and save 15%
  • Buy 6 for £7.25 each and save 20%
  • Buy 8 for £6.99 each and save 23%
  • Buy 10 for £6.75 each and save 25%

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