The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30 Closed public holidays


The Plants

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

black lilyturf

Photo of Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'


An extraordinary-looking plant with purple-green leaves that turn jet black, when grown in full sun and very well-drained soil. Small spikes of bell-shaped, pale mauve flowers appear in June followed by spherical, dark blue fruit. Looks fantastic planted with silver-leaved plants in a border or container.


  • Perennials

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Foliage: Evergreen

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Flower arranging
  • Slopes/banks
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Japanese style garden
  • Containers
  • Gravel garden

Special features

  • Low maintenance
  • Evergreen
  • Ground cover
  • Winter interest
  • Architectural
  • Berries

Care instructions

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.


Size: Small

Pot size: 1.5 litre

Eventual height: 20cm

Eventual spread: 30cm

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral

Special conditions

  • Coastal