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Flowering late in the year these are normally evergreen plants, sometimes known as 'Turf lilies', with strap-like foliage. Although they have a preference for more acidic and moister soils they are tough and surprisingly unfussy and like the black leaved Ophiopogon to which they are related can be grown in quite a bit of shade. Green leaved with purple flowers on long erect plumes.
These tough, but slow growing plants prefer shady well drained position without too much lime (signs of that are bleached out leaves). Plant into reasonably good, moisture retentive soil, watering in to establish and with 10" (25cm) between clumps. Avoid planting them in full sun as in scorching years their foliage can get burnt. Ropes of purple flowers in short tough stems in the autumn 8" (20 cm) tall.
Flowers Late summer/ autumn
Height 8” (20cm)