How to grow Ophiopogon planiscapus

Ophiopogon planiscapus growing herbaceous rhizomes of the genus Ophiopogon also known as Black mondo grass, Ophiopogon planiscapus perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant and groundcover plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-10.

Leaves color green to purple-black in linear shape.

Ophiopogon planiscapus flower

Flower color purple to white in bell shape, flowers grows on top of the stems in clusters.

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Requirements for Ophiopogon planiscapus growing and care:

Slightly acid soil, moist soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Rhizomes / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead leaves and flowers

Size of the plant:
10-20 cm, 4-8 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Purple to white in bell shape, flowers grows on top of the stems in clusters

Scientific name:

Ophiopogon planiscapus

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