Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’

Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’

Kokuryu, Black mondo grass, Black dragon


Pot Size:



36 In stock

SKU: 39165


Family Liliaceae
Originating from Japan

A rhizomatous perennial with dense tuft of evergreen, black, glossy, strap-shaped leaves and tiny bell-shaped, purple, Muscari-like flowers in summer followed by black fruits. Essential for lovers of dark leaved plants – this is the blackest of all. It slowly forms a spidery carpet but can look lost on bare soil. Wonderful however when planted in gravel amongst spiky plants. It is evergreen and is the ultimate low maintenance plant, requiring no attention to stay clean, fresh and glossy all year round.
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun for the blackest leaves.

Height and spread after 2 – 3 years 20cm x 20cm
Semi mature height and spread after 4 – 5 years 20cm x 60cm


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Foliage type


Carpeting, Low clump forming, Spreading, Tufted

Light requirement



Plant Type

Low perennial

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