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  • black mondo
  • Eventual height: 0.2m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

black mondo

RHS award of garden merit £5.99
Pot size 9cm pot
9cm pot
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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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