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Ophiopogon 'Hilliers Dull Dwarf'

8th October 2006

I doubt Hilliers will thank me for the name, but that's where it came from. It's dwarfness is beyond question, and, let's be honest, it doesn't exactly sparkle!
This came from a group of plants that were being sold as O.planiscapus 'Nigrescens', but they were variable, smaller, and brownish rather than the shiny black of 'Nigrescens'. I am working on the assumption that they are hybrids between 'Nigrescens' and one of the smaller O.japonicus forms. I could have come away with half a dozen slight variations on the theme, but I didn't feel inspired by them.

5th July 2009