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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Black Dragon' Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigra'
Ophiopogon 'Black Dragon'
Ophiopogon are rhizomatous or tufted evergreen perennials forming clumps of leathery, narrowly strap-shaped leaves, with racemes of small bell-shaped white or mauve flowers on leafless stems in summer, followed by glossy black berries
'Nigrescens' is an evergreen perennial to 20cm, forming dense tufts of arching, narrowly strap-shaped, leathery black leaves 20-30cm in length. Racemes of small purplish flowers, followed by glossy black berries
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Loam, Clay
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained soil, slightly acid, fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by division in spring as growth resumes
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Ground Cover Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be attacked by slugs
Generally disease free
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