Ophiopogon planiscapus Black Dragon (Ophiopogon planiscapus nigrescens) Black Lily Turf, Black Grass.
A remarkable grass-like perennial plant with strappy foliage of inky purple-black, during the Summer months small spikes of pale mauve flowers emerge from the carpet of dark foliage. Despite its exotic appearance this is a hardy and easy to grow plant.
Being such an unusual colour, Ophiopogon Black Dragon is perfect for all kinds of combinations in containers and just perfect for contemporary garden designs. they look very effective planted into a gravel bed or rockery or at the front of a border especially with other grasses.
Black Lily Turf will grow in sun or partial shade, they prefer a well drained soil – best if it doesnt dry out completely in summer.
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Ophiopogon Black Dragon is an evergreen grass like perennial, they need very little maintenane other than a ‘comb’ through the old foliage removing dead leaves in late winter before growth begins again in Spring.
How to grow Ophiopogon Black Dragon
Position: Sun or partial shade.
Foliage: Evergreen grass, foliage stays all year.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil, poorly drained and damp soil
Flowering time: Summer
Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 20cm x 30cm
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Tidy up plants in late winter by removing old and dead growth and the old flower stems before the new foliage emerges in Spring.