Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

black mondo

8cm pot
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Low-growing soot-black, strappy spiders - with year round presence - topped by delicate spikes of mauve that berry to black - dramatises autumn-flowering smoke-blue crocus, cyclamen or lemon violas

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This small, easy to grow, clump-forming evergreen perennial has strappy, inky purple, grass-like leaves. In summer, small spikes of bell-shaped, pale mauve flowers appear, followed by spherical, dark blue fruit. This unusual plant looks fantastic with other grasses, especially if grouped in tubs or planted into gravel, and it provides a brilliant contrast with silvery plants in sun, or bright green ferns in shade.

  • Garden care: Top-dress plants in autumn with leaf mould.


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a reliable little plant

By Carver

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    The black grass makes a good contrast next to the Pachysandra terminalis in my borders.

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