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Black Lilyturf Grass Ophiopogon Black Dragon Grasses
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Black Lilyturf Grass Ophiopogon Black Dragon Grasses

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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' syn. 'Kokuuryu' is a hardy evergreen perennial to 20cm, forming dense tufts of arching, narrowly strap-shaped, leathery black leaves 20-30cm in length. Racemes of small purplish flowers, followed by glossy black berries. 

This unusual plant looks fantastic if planted under bamboo (see photo 2), also looks great grouped in tubs or planted into gravel, and it provides a brilliant contrast to black or green stem bamboos!

Cultivation: Grow in moist but well-drained soil, slightly acid, fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade. No pruning required.
Soil: Acid or Neutral. Moist but well-drained or well-drained. Clay, Loam or Sand.
Aspect: East, West or South facing. Exposed or Sheltered.
Flowers: Purple in Summer. 

Foliage: Black.
Suggested Plant Uses: Banks and Slopes, City / Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage / Informal Garden, Flowers Borders and Beds, Garden Edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Patio / Container Plants, Rock Garden or Under-planting roses and shrubs.
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