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Ophiopogon ‘Hosoba Kokuryu’

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.1m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourBlack

Description

Ophiopogon ‘Hosoba Kokuryu’. This is a dwarf form of Ophiopogon with narrower leaves, which are evergreen and black. Flower are white and are followed by black berries. Slow-growing.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Grass

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Good for containers, border edging and underplanting shrubs. Grown for unusual foliage colour.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Plant in a sheltered, sunny position.

Propagation

Division in spring or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs may damage young leaves.

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