Distinctive purplish-black grassy leaves with small violet-white flowers, followed by globular bluish-black berries. Height 6 to 9 inches. Grows well in a container or useful as a slow growing ground cover. Give rich, humusy soil with adequate moisture. Part shade or sun for darkest color. Originally native to Japan and Korea, the black form was developed in England. USDA zones 6 - 10.