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Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’

Black mondo

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsAugust & October
  • Height0.15m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitGrass-like
  • Flower ColourWhitish pink
  • Leaf ColourPurple to black

Description

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

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Grass

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Border, edging, naturaliser, ground cover

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

Division in spring or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs may damage young leaves.

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