Ophiopogon planescapus ‘Nigrescens’

Scientific name: Ophiopogon planescapus ‘Nigrescens’

Synonym: Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Black Dragon’ , Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigra’ , Ophiopogon ‘Black Dragon’


Common names: “Black mondo grass” “black lilytuft”

Plant Type: Evergreen perennial


Zone: 6-9

Light: Full sun – light shade

Exposure: Exposed or sheltered

Soil: Best with leafy peaty humus rich fertile soil, slightly acidic

Moisture: Evenly moist best but handles some drought


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Plant Size: 6-10″H & W

Leaf and Stem shape: Clumps of leathery black, narrowly strap-shaped leavesImage result for ophiopogon planiscapus 'nigrescens'

Flower: Racemes of white pink flowers followed by blue black berries

Maintenance: Low – Zero

Landscape use: Containers, mass plantings, edging, informal, rock gardens, shrub or tree underplanting

Propagate: By Rhizome runners and division

Pests & Disease: Can get rust but not if well

*Deer don’t eat

Comments: ~AGM winner, “You would have to work hard to kill this” , excellent design plant which combines well with almost everything

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