Ophiopogon  Black Dragon Grass
Ophiopogon  Black Dragon Grass
Ophiopogon  Black Dragon Grass
Ophiopogon  Black Dragon Grass
Ophiopogon  Black Dragon Grass
Ophiopogon  Black Dragon Grass
Ophiopogon  Black Dragon Grass
Ophiopogon  Black Dragon Grass

Ophiopogon  Black Dragon Grass

Ideal for modern pots and planters
Grows to
Grows To
50 cm
50 cm
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RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

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3 x 9cm Pots
Item: 560219
£24.97
Grows to
Grows To
50 cm
50 cm
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  • A most unusual, but almost indestructible, ground-covering, black-leaved grasslike plant
  • The black strappy leaves are a great foil for your other bold and bright flowers
  • Very slow growing and spreading, they produce pretty little purple flowers in summer
  • Ideal for modern pots and planters with other foliage colours, or for covering dry and shady or sunny spots
  • Supplied as a pack of three two-year-old plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant straight out
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This has to be one of the toughest and most indestructible garden plants fully hardy, no maintenance required at all, in fact you could walk right over it!

Despite being called a 'grass', Ophiopogon is actually a perennial with strap-like leaves. It is one of the very few so-called 'black' plants that really is black a year-round matt black backdrop to set off bolder and brighter plants.

It is a very slow-spreading, carpet-forming plant, and can remain undisturbed for years, eventually forming a good-sized clump. You can then chop it up with a spade in spring and create many more plants!

Superb when interplanted with small perennials, use it as groundcover, either in shade or sun, drought or wet it is also great in modern mixed container plantings. Easy to grow and fully hardy, this plant is a real time saver, with evergreen colour that makes a fabulous foil for bright golds, oranges and limes.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come a versatile little gem!

Supplied as a set of three established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant.

What Is Supplied

Item 560219 supplied as:
3 x 9cm Pots

Top Tips

Best grown on a rock garden, container or raised bed so that it can been seen to full effect.

Care Information

Planting Advice for Ophiopogon Black Dragon Grass:

  • Plant in well-drained soil in full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Before planting, water your potted plant well.
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and three times the width of the provided nursery pot.
  • Add a soil conditioner such as well-rotted manure to the earth removed from the hole if necessary.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling) and firm the soil with your hand, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

Aftercare Advice:

  • Potted plants will need regular watering.
  • In autumn, top-dress plants with leaf mould.

Pruning Advice:

  • Rake out any old, tired or dead leaves and flowers in spring.
  • If needed plants can be cut back by up to half from April to July - do not cut back in autumn or winter.

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50 cm
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