Ophiopogon Black Dragon Grass 9cm x 3

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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 bold, bright and brash 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 3 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.

Despite being called a 'grass', Ophiopogon is in fact a strappy leaved perennial. It is one of the very few so called 'black' plants that are actually black - a year-round matt black backdrop, to set off bolder and brighter features.

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

Superb when interplanted with small perennials, use it also as groundcover, be it shade or sun, drought or wet - it's also great in modern mixed container plantings. Easy to grow and fully hardy they're a real time saver, it's evergreen colour a fabulous foil to 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 very versatile little gem!

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"Lovely Unusual Black Spider Grass!!"
Small (so far) but lovely and unusual. I only re-potted them into larger pots a couple of days ago so now they have room to bloom and spread as they wish. Although it is a set of 3, it seems at least 2 of the set were made of about 3 smaller plants gathered together in their pots but that's fine, I have re-potted them as they were and letting them do their thing. If still available in the future, I will get some more as the black colour and the near indestructible description makes it very good for me. Plants can be very expensive and no goods if they die soon after planting because they didn't have the best start in life before you got them.
By Carole s Renard,  19 May 2022