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Black Mondo Grass 'Black Beard'

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Black Beard'
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Evergreen perennial with grassy foliage that emerges green and quickly ages to an almost true black. Short spikes of soft, red-brown plumes in late summer to early fall. Use as an edging or as a container filler.

Plant with Fringe Flower 'Rubrum'


  • Landscape Size: 8" tall, 1' width
  • Light Requirement: Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 5-9,14-24
  • Growth Habit: Clumping
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Dramatic Foliage Color, Year-Round Interest, Easy Care, Bird Friendly, Ornamental Grass

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Requires enriched soil with good drainage. Divide in early spring every 2-3 years. 



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