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Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’

To swap with Helene U Taylor

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I have several young plants for sale or swap, they are slow growing the first couple of years but soon you will be able to make as many divisions as you want. Spreads around the plant but is easy to control, not invasive. Beautiful tiny flowers in the spring and the lovely, completely black berries in the autumn stays on the bush through the winter until next spring’s flowering. Completely hardy and all year interest since being evergreen.

Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ | London, E13
Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ | London, E13
Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ | London, E13
Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ | London, E13
Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ | London, E13
Pot Size
2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’

Common names

Black mondo


Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ (Black mondo). These plants are fairly frost hardy, they will tolerate sun or partial-shade in moist well drained soil.


These plants are fairly frost hardy, they will tolerate sun or partial-shade in moist, well-drained soil. They are propagated by division of clumps in spring, or from seed in the autumn.

Interest and use

Border, edging, naturaliser, ground cover

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ | Dilton Marsh, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

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    I keep making divisions, cuttings and saving seedlings, making new plants all the time, I would love to find a new home for some of them as I am running out of space on my nursery shelves. I could always manage to squeeze in a couple of new and interesting plants in my garden, but I am mainly interested in relatively small plants, or plants that are tall and narrow, since finding space always is an issue. In my new garden the soil is very heavy with clay and more suitable for pottery than gardening – a new challenge for me. I have lots of woodland plants and acid lovers from my previous garden that will need to get used to container life for years to come.

    I am interested in unusual plants, the kind you don’t find in the average garden centre and I like unusual looking plants. I am also interested in typically woodland plants, especially plants that are small and non-invasive. I have a particular interest for roses and lilies though, and only space is keeping me from having many more roses - but one can never have too many lilies!

    I am disabled and practically housebound, which means that if you are interested in making a plant swap you will need to come to my place in East London (Plaistow). But by coming here you will get a great opportunity to look around in my garden and see if there is anything else you might be interested in – and a chat with a fellow plantaholic!

    Please have a look at the list of the plants in ‘My Garden’ before getting in touch to see if there is anything you would be interested in, I would be more than happy to prepare cuttings, seedlings or divisions of suitable plants ready for you for when you arrive, if it is the right time of year for it. I have an extensive wish list but could be tempted to take on a much wider range of plants than I currently grow – as long as I can manage to squeeze them in somewhere. Any questions, please send me a message.
    Thanks for your interest.

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