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!



Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' (Black Mondo Grass)

    Bookmark   October 30, 2009 at 6:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Most of the plants visible are moisture-loving types.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2009 at 3:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Is it time to prune?
With the warm winter we are having, everything seems...
Does soil "wear out"?
I have two gardening friends who don't know each other...
What is good lilac to grow in North Seattle area?
My mom died last week. She liked smell of lilac flower. My...
Anyone "wintersowing" tomatoes in the PNW?
I wintersow/spring sow everything else and have for...
Shade-loving vine for Portland, OR
I recently moved into a house that doesn't have much...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™