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kez001uk

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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Kokuryu' syn. Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens', Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Black Dragon', Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigra'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2021
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kez001uk

#black-mondo-grass #ophiopogon-planiscapus #black-mondo-grass-nigrescens

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ublaszko

I like the flowers but the leaves creep me out 🤣

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hkyfvr

Very pretty flowers and love the black grass 👍😍

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gjones

The grass is a nice colour, the flowers are very pretty and then you get the lovely berries- great plant😍

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kez001uk

@ublaszko I don’t have enough leaves to creep me out 😂 had it almost 3 years and it’s barely grown! Only bothered to perk up since I moved it in spring 🤣

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr they’re really cute 🥰 and apparently smell like hyacinths 🤔

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kez001uk

@gjones it has a bit of everything 😛 now just to get it growing! It’s never multiplied like everyone else’s I see on here 😜

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hkyfvr

That sounds awesome. Love that scent. They get berries too. This plant has it all. 👍😍👍 @kez001uk

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ublaszko

Perhaps it needed a little push 😂

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr it really does 😍🖤

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kez001uk

@ublaszko I thought, since it grows like weeds for most people, that it would just do its own thing. Very wrong 🤣

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ublaszko

🤣🤣

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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ublaszko

Your pictures look so lovely! I'm not a big fan of these as they look like spider legs 😱😱😱 I've only seen them in the ground though. Perhaps they're better suited to growing in pots.

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kez001uk

@ublaszko they really do look like spiders!!!!! Must admit this doesn’t look like it’s even grown since I bought it 😂 not sure it’s suited to me at all 🤣

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ublaszko

😲😱😱😱 It's the first time I've seen you saying that about a plant!!! My world is crumbling down, I don't know which way is up and which way is down anymore 😂😂😂 Ornamental grasses tend to do nothing for a year after planting so next year is the year of your mondo grass 😉

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kez001uk

@ublaszko 🤣🤣🤣 I’m getting a little disheartened with a few plants and this is one 😂 now you’ve said that he can have next year to prove himself 😂

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ublaszko

I think once the ground warms up next year you'll see plenty of new growth. I'm planning to get a couple of carex grasses next year.

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kez001uk

@ublaszko fingers crossed or it’s bin-bound! Carex grasses are wonderful. I have 2 milk chocolate ones and I love them. They’ve grown so much and look so pretty cascading over the pot. Just a shame the colour makes me permanently wonder if it’s alive or dead 🤣🤣🤣

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ublaszko

Milk chocolate colour? 😁😁 I think I know which one you mean. I saw one in a local market the other day but I couldn't tell if it was alive or dead 😂😂

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kez001uk

@ublaszko it is called milk chocolate too 😛 they really do make you wonder don’t they 😂

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ublaszko

Really? 😁 That's a good name! Much better than care berggrenii 😂

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kez001uk

@ublaszko oh that’s a mouthful 🤣 rather have a mouthful of milk chocolate 🍫😉😂🤣

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ublaszko

😆😆😂

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kez001uk

#grasses

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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kez001uk

Do these usually flower in autumn?

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terrimclaughlin

Wow I just noticed that!! My green ornimental grass took about 3 yrs. to produce something like that!! What do u think @ShelleySynder 😊💕

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kez001uk

@terrimclaughlin I just got it a month or so ago and already split it into 2 so I’m guessing it was quite an established plant when I got it. But know nothing about grasses so no clue if it’s doing what it’s supposed to 🤣

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terrimclaughlin

Hopefully @ShelleySnyder will know she’s been planting for a while and I believe she just got some of that herself this year. Have you seen her site?? She a great lady she’ll always try to help out with a prior anything She’s very cool👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😊💕

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kez001uk

@terrimclaughlin @ShelleySnyder and @gjones are the reason I don’t just look for flowers anymore, have to consider foliage too 😋 hopefully they may have some info about these little guys 🤞🏻 thank you Terri 😁

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ShelleySnyder

@terrimclaughlin @kez001uk sorry this took so long! Halloween in the hood! Black mondo is the easiest plant in the world! The only thing pretty much that will kill it is standing in water (done that!!☹️) Otherwise easy peasy! It's not a true grass but that doesn't matter, any other questions don't hesitate to ask, just tag me Kerry💘😍 thanks for your confidence Terri!💘😍

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gjones

Love black mondo grass with its pearly black berries in the fall. Sorry can't offer advice as I can't grow it here😣

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder thank you for the info Shelley 😁 sounds like it’s not going to take much to thrive 😋 I didn’t realise it wasn’t a real grass though 😯

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kez001uk

@gjones so it is meant to have the berries at this time of year, that’s what I was wondering. Thank you ☺️ would it not survive your winters?

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tmwignall

Mine flower in summer followed by berries but only on the established plants 😊

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ShelleySnyder

Welcome kerry! This actually gets a very cool Looking purple trumpet shaped flower followed by black berries, so this is a win win win!!!😉💘😍

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kez001uk

@tmwignall thank you 😁 I didn’t know it flowered, I must have missed that stage 😂 hopefully next year I’ll see it at its best. But the berries are pretty 🖤

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
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kez001uk

Cataloguing

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gauravsh6

Lovely

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gjones

Love mondo grass😍

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terrimclaughlin

Very cool I like the othe blue grass you have too👍🏻😊💕

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kez001uk

@gauravsh6 thanks Gaurav ☺️

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kez001uk

@gjones I’d never seen a grass this dark before and it looks to have a flower spike 😁

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kez001uk

@terrimclaughlin thank you Terri 😊 don’t have many grasses so thought I’d add some unusual colours 😂

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