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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'


This is a small, clump forming, evergreen perennial with grass like leaves that are purple / green turning almost black if given full sun.  It will produce small purple flowers followed by shiny black berries.  Works well in containers or gravel gardens.

  • Common Name

    Black Lily Tuft, Black Mondo Grass

  • Height and Spread


  • Cultivation

    Grows in full sun or partial shade but if you are growing it for it's contrasting black foliage, then giving it full sun in well drained soil is best.  Works well in containers.  Can be divided in spring once established or starts to out grow the size you want.

  • Additional Information

    Good in containers or gravel garden, it can get lost in a border unles it is planted with other low growing perennials.

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