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Ophiopogon sp.
Ophiopogon sp.


 
Family:  Asparagaceae
Hardiness:  To Zone 6b
Mature Size:  18"
Exposure: Part Sun to Shade
Bloom Time:  May - June
Moisture Needs:  Average to Moist
Origin:  China
Price: $12.00
Pot Size: 4" Pots

Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: P0672
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Description
 
Our collection from 1997 in Yunnan, China of this evergreen member of the Convallariaceae.   We collected seed of this on a moist rocky yet mossy partly shaded steep slope where it grew under the tree peony, Paeonia delavayi.  You would think by now we would have sussed out the species but funny how owning a nursery leaves not nearly enough time for botanical ferreting.  We'll work on it and have an answer summer of 2012.  Nothing like a deadline.  This has small white flowers followed by glossy blue-black fruit like clustered gleaming exotic pearls.    This has been a stalwart plant in our shade garden asking little and requiring less.  This is not a creeper but a distinct and defined clumper with long fine-bladed green grassy leaves making a dense mop of foliage to 18" tall.  These are divsions from the original collections.