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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Black Beard' - established specimens
  • Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Black Beard' - dark arching leaves in late August
  • Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Black Beard' - established specimens

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Black Beard'

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(Mondo Grass or Lilyturf) Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Black Beard' is a striking small, evergreen perennial with arching, narrow grass-like, dark purple-black leaves. 

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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Black Beard' is a striking small, evergreen perennial with arching, narrow grass-like, dark purple-black leaves. Small clusters of purplish-white flowers appear in summer followed by black fruit.

Suitable for a position in sun or dappled shade and makes a good container plant. Can be grown as a spreading ground cover plant.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained yet moist, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: June - August.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Black Beard' grows to be a small spreading perennial.
    • Height: 30 cm (1 ft)
    • Spread: 50 - 60 cm (2 ft)
  • Notes: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Black Beard' is most effective when planted in small groups.

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How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Grass - Small, Herbaceous - Small
Growing Conditions
Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Soil: Acid
Special Features
Foliage - Purple/Red, Suitable for Containers, Fruit - Ornamental, Flowers in Summer