Ebony Knight™ Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Ebknizam'

This aristocratic dwarf plant deserves a special place in the landscape. A perennial with dense, purplish-black, grass-like foliage, Ebony Knight™ makes an excellent groundcover, edge or border. Black berries are hidden in foliage. Creates an interesting contrast to other plants in the landscape. Evergreen. Full to partial sun. Grows slowly to 5 to 6 inches tall and spreading.
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5 - 10

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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationo-fio-PO-gon pla-nis-CAP-us
Average Size at MaturityReaches 5 to 6 in. tall, slowly spreading.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBlack
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Poolside, Woodland Garden, Edging, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureAsian Garden

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

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