Black Beard Mondo Grass

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Dramatic Groundcover Black Beard Mondo Grass!

  • Near Black Foliage!
  • Deep Dark Blackish-Purple Slim Blades
  • Arching Mounding Clumps
  • Lavender Flowers
  • Black Berries in Fall
  • Highly Ornamental
  • Evergreen
  • Tough & Durable
  • Deer & Pest Resistant
  • Handles Light Foot Traffic
  • Modern Dramatic Look!
  • Easy Care
  • Great Edging & Ground Cover

Ultra-modern design sensibilities require a streamlined visual approach that delivers high impact. Nothing fussy or intricate. No unwanted extras. Just pure, simple form done exquisitely well.

Black Beard Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Black Beard' 'Yapard') gives you that look you want, but now it's even bigger and bolder than ever before.

Featuring lavender-white flowers in summer and black berries in the fall, these evergreen grasses only seem to get better throughout the season.

With deeply dark foliage, this is an incredible selection to place alongside contemporary buildings and highlight modern sculptures or reflecting pools.

How to Use Black Beard Mondo Grass In The Landscape

Black Mondo Grass has always been a modern favorite for use as a groundcover with its long, strappy leaves and mounded habit. The sleek, dark foliage really stands out!

Black Beard is excellent in containers and is the perfect short formal edging plant. Use it as a massed "monoculture" groundcover for the ultimate Zen oasis.

Perfect for containers and planters, these graceful fillers and spillers add depth and dramatic color to your balcony, porch or patio pots!

Edge and line garden beds or plant along your hedges as facer plants to add ever’green’ color to perennial borders, cottage gardens and throughout your rock garden for a calming Zen feel!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Plant in full sun in the cooler USDA growing zones of 7 through 10. Tolerating partial shade as well, you’ll get the best coloration when in full sun, however, those in the warmer climates will find their grass appreciates part sun or afternoon shade.

Mondo Grass is drought-tolerant, but to protect your investment provide water in times of severe drought. Preferring evenly moist soils in average fertility, be sure to plant in well-drained soil for best results.

Deer and rabbit resistant, most pests seem to avoid it, eliminating the need for costly pesticides. Low maintenance, this slow and steady grower doesn’t require much upkeep!

Gorgeous dark, dramatic color that lasts all year round, you’ll be thrilled with this intense colored grass! Black Beard Mondo Grass has a sleek, modern look and feel! You’ll be glad you ordered yours at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Black Beard Mondo Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Black Beard' ('Yapard')
Mature Height 12 - 15 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Perennial (evergreen)
Foliage Perennial (evergreen)
Foliage Color Purple, Black
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Fall