Ophiopogon Nigresens

{ black mondo grass; black dragon grass }


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About Ophelia

Ophelia oozes sophistication - whether planted alone or intermixed with other plants, her neat tufts of black grass bring a certain class to your garden thoughout the seasons.


Current height including plastic pot: 10-15cm
Maximum height: 40-50cm

Small clusters of 'evergreen' black grass give rise to compact stems of purple flowers in the summer followed by black berries.


Ophelia will thrive in a spot which receives full or partial sun throughout the day.


Ophelia likes well-drained soil so if you're planting her in a pot make sure you use some drainage material. Here's our easy step by step guide of how to best plant up your outdoor plants.

Looking after this plant 

Water Ophelia regularly throughout the growing season between March-October and reduce significantly in the winter.

Living with pets and children

Ophelia is non-toxic.