Common Name: Mondo grass
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Long flowering period
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.30 m (30 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.40 m (40 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Semi Evergreen||Flower Colour: Pink, White|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: June to August|
The grass-like green leaves of this perennial will form tight clumps up to 15cm tall. From amongst these clumps flowerspikes emerge in summer bearing white but occasionally lilac flushed flowers. These are followed by fleshy rounded blue-black berries in autumn. This plant is useful as well as decorative as it is used quite a lot in Chinese medicine to treat coughs, fevers, insomnia and anxiety.
- Garden care: Top-dress plants in autumn with leaf mould.
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'