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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
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12 in stock

Common Name: Black Lilyturf

Plant Family: Convallariaceae

Drought Tolerant:  Yes
Useful for:  Ground Cover or Underplanting
Planting Style:  formal
Season of Interest:  All year round
Position/ Situation:  Banks and Slopes
Sun or Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Flower Colour:  Purple
Leaf Colour:  Black
Height:  very low (less than 1ft)
Habit/Shape:  Running/spreading
Evergreen:  Yes
Soil Type:  Heavy/Clay
Soil PH:  Acid to Neutral
Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Not Known To Be Resistant
Resistance to Honey Fungus:  Resistant to Honey Fungus


Perennial with narrow, jet-black leaves and pale lilac flowers in summer followed by dark blue berries. Likes slightly acidic soil in full sun. Spreads very slowly. Good for pots mixed with other coloured foliage for a good contrast.


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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category (Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: 9cm or 1 litre
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 2 or 3 litre (occasionally 1.5 litre)
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall


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