Black Dragon

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Black Dragon - Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'Black Dragon - Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Common Name: Black Dragon
Genus: Ophiopogon
Species: planiscapus
Cultivar: 'Nigrescens'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Good for a rock garden, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.20 m (20 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple, White
Foliage Colour: BlackFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Many people mistake this plant for a grass but it is in fact an evergreen perennial with grass like features. It's striking grass like leaves are almost black, it also produces purplish-white flowers in summer followed by black fruit.


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