We know this looks like a type of grass, but it is in fact a type of lily – but a really cool one!


This really does have truly black leaves, which makes it pretty unique. It’s also evergreen well, everblack really and it has tiny flower stalks with purple flowers in summer.


Now in most women’s wardrobes, there will be the ubiquitous ‘little black dress’ that goes with everything – Ophiopogon is the plant equivalent of your little black dress.


So when planting it, be bold and go for some really contrasting colours, make sure you have plenty of theses chaps to give that background of black – and ‘bobs your uncle’ – a really interesting colourful border. Or you can be really avant garde and go for an all black border!


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