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VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 635

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Anyone name these 2 plants

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  • FritillaryFritillary WiltshirePosts: 497

    The first one is Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigra'. Not sure on second one, maybe a Yucca.image

  • VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 635

    Thanks, the second was a cutting of a plant my friend had. the original plant was big and had a big flower in the middle.

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,000

    Think the second one is Yucca gloriosa 'variegata' .

  • VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 635

    Cheers that's what it is Paul

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,000

    My apologies for being pedantic here , but O.planiscarpus 'Nigrescens' is actually a member of the lily family ; gardens centres always lump similar looking plants with grasses in their sales areas , usually alongside Liriope , Astelia and Dianella .Nothing whatsoever to do with grasses .image

  • Learned something tonight Paul. Makes sense now you have explained it. I guess the flower is the give-away as well as the family. Slugs must think it is party time when they are near to the lilies. ?

    Hoping my little seedlings don't revert to green! 

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,000

    Hello Robert343

    Liriope muscari is of the same family as Ophiopogon ; this should be flowering now (white fls.) , and the Liriope flowers very late summer (purple spikes) ; planted together 'en masse' , this association makes for an interesting ground cover .

    PS :- Ophiopogon can revert to green if in shade .

  • Thanks for that Paul. Sounds nice.

    Off to the RHS for details.

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,000

    Believe it or not , Ophiopogon is actually in the Asparagus group of plants . Funny old world isn't it ?image

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