Ophiopogon 'Black Beard' is taller growing than 'Nigrescens' to one foot high forming fuller, more vigorous clumps.
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Black Beard' is said to be a taller growing black mondo grass reaching one foot high and forming fuller, more vigorous clumps. It will gradually develop into a drift of jet black, evergreen foliage. Pale lavender flowers appear in summer followed by deep purple-black berries. Unendingly useful for plant combinations, especially with gold and lime green foliage, in pots, along pathways or in garden beds. Plant from full sun to shade.
Common Name: Black Mondo Grass
Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Soil Moisture: Moist, Average
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Forest floors.
Award: AGM, GPP
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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