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Re: Ophiopogon

Yeah!, the Hemigraphis would be good. I had one once. quite inexpensive
from Lowe's and grew pretty quickly. Also, I'm thinking now of some
purple leaves Alternantheras. the one I use has longish, narrow leaves
and grows quickly and easily. I tried a few cuttings this year and they
took immediately. A neighbor had a near-black variety that was larger
and quite stunning.


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> Ceres, 
> I think that Mondo grass is truly beautiful, but it takes forever to clump 
> up. You might be better off with a quick growing annual such as Leea 
> guineenis 'Purple Desire' (likes sun) or Hemigraphis exotica 'Purple 
> Waffle' (likes part sun or shade). Both of these plants are short and dark 
> leaved, although not grass-like. I had trouble looking them up as the names 
> appear differently in my searches. The leea may be L. coccinea. It never 
> got more than 8" for me in almost a year. 
> http://seedrack.com/06.html 
> http://ol.scc.spokane.edu/Pshaw/courses/House_Plant/week_2/leea_coccinea.htm 
> http://www.almostedenplants.com/mall/Purplewaffleplant.asp 
> Chris 
> Long Island, NY 
> Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00) 
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