Plant Identification Request (pictures)

estreyaOctober 30, 2009

Hi, all! I wonder if anyone happens to know what the small purple plant is under the rock in the following photographs - close up of foliage and flower included:

I think i may be in love with it!

Cheers,

e

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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' (Black Mondo Grass)

    Bookmark   October 30, 2009 at 6:59PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Notice how it contrasts with the yellow pansy on the left. Another black-and-yellow combo using the same plant was done at the NPA border in the Bellevue Botanical Garden, where it was planted with a sheet of yellow creeping Jenny in front.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2009 at 12:47PM
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estreya

Ah, thank you so much! And yes, that combination is so effective. I'd love to replicate that entire dry bed somehow, but it seems really daunting to me. It's much larger than just this little piece, and the truncated photograph doesn't do it justice.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2009 at 12:54PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Most of the plants visible are moisture-loving types.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2009 at 3:36PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

That bed is gorgeous! Love the use of the stones and rocks.

I agree with bboy, most of the plants are moisture lovers.

Estreya, if you live near Portland, I have some black mondo that needs to be divided....

    Bookmark   November 2, 2009 at 11:31AM
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