Ophiopogon Nigrescens is popularly known for its unique purple-black foliage. It is an evergreen perennial that forms dense tufts of leathery black leaves that are arched and narrowly strap-shaped. The stems of little lilac flowers grow in summer and are then followed by shiny black berries. It likes shady or a full sun area. Ophiopogon is best grown in moist, fertile, slightly acidic, well-drained, and rich soils. The plant prefers moist soil throughout that does not dry out. It develops 12” tall ground cover which spreads widely over time.