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OPHIOPOGON jaburan

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Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

OPHIOPOGON jaburan

Plant Common Name

Blue Snake's Beard

General Description

A clumping grass-like evergreen perennial with arching,leathery, strap-shaped leaves. The small white bell-shaped flowers appear in loose clusters at the end of upright or arching stalks in late summer, followed by small violet-blue fruits. There are cultivars with strikingly variegated leaves. For example, 'Vittatus' and 'White Dragon.' There is also a dwarf cultivar, 'Nanus,'useful between pavers.

This plant grows best in full sun with midday shade, or partial shade on humus-rich, well-drained soil. It makes a thick, tall groundcover and is useful in a mixed border for its grassy look. Remove weatherbeaten leaves to keep the plant looking fresh.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    5, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Gold

  • Fruit Color

    Yellow Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Chartreuse

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Groundcover, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes