Ophiopogon planiscapus Black Beard (Large Black Mondo Grass)

This grass bears dramatic black blades that shine black purple in the sun. Small pale lilac flowers bloom on dark stems before glossy dark purple berries appear. Slow growth rate.

Blooms mid-spring
HARDY to -20 °F (-28.9 °C)
0.5-1 ft tall x 1 ft spread
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant
Attracts birds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Zone Zone 6
Exposure Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Patent Info PP#22,128

Dense clumps of arching stems, with green and creamy white variegated leaves in cascading layers resemble dwarf bamboo. Hidden among the foliage are tiny delicate green flower heads. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Shade tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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Clump-forming rose-pink leaves that darken to bronze-pink as they mature. Small bell-shaped flowers appear on tall stems early in the season. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
2 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Moderate salt tolerance

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(Belarina® Series) This perennial features a profusion of double blooms that open bright yellow then take on a peachy-pink blush at the tips of the petals, along with bright green, compact foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant

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An abundance of reddish seed heads that mature to light brown on tall thin stalks grow high above a tight clump of narrow green grass and yellow striped blades that fade to orange red in fall. Slow growth rate.

Blooms mid-spring
HARDY to -30 °F (-34.4 °C)
1-2.5 ft tall x 1-2.5 ft spread
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant
Attracts birds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This clump-forming warm season grass features medium green leaves that turn yellow or orange-tinted, while pink-tinged flower panicles appear midsummer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
3-6 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts pollinators

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