PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Lilyturf, Ornamental Black Grass
Sold out for the time being
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period Autumn
Height 6-8in/15-20cm
Light preference Sun or part shade
Soil preference Moist, moderately fertile, well-drained
Sowing time/depth ,
Although, true to its common name, this evergreen plant is both ornamental and black, it is not a grass! It forms clumps of glossy, purple-black leaves (some may occasionally be dark-green), with spikes of pale purplish-pink flowers in autumn, followed by glossy black berries. It grows only about 6 inches high and works well at the front of the border, either planted in a row for a more formal effect or dotted around where there's space. Makes a wonderful contrast with light-green and variegated plants.

NOTE: These plants are mostly dug up to order and sometimes there is more than one off-shoot to a root system. There may be variable amounts of root and/or top growth, but this is not a fussy plant and all will thrive and spread happily if given the usual care when planting.

Sowing and/or growing instructions
Very easy and trouble-free. Split plants in spring if they become crowded.
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