Posted: 22/04/2014 at 08:10
Good morning Verdun
Ophiopogon nigrescens - OH saw some and liked it so we bought some - I like to encourage him .
It was when we lived at the last place - I struggled with it in containers of all sorts and gave up in the end - as you say, it never 'looked right'.
However, since then I've seen it used very effectively in 'squares' in formal blueish smooth stone paving - the blue tinge of the stone (like polished blue slate) brought out the reddish tones in the grass, and the smoothness and formality of the surroundings accentuated the textures. I found it really benefits from regular division.