Ebony Knight™ Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Ebknizam'

SKU
06311
Distinctive color and texture for the garden! Dense clumps of purple-black, grass-like foliage make an excellent ground cover, edging or border. Flowers are followed by black berries hidden in the foliage. Creates a unique contrast to other plants in the landscape. Evergreen.
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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.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Scotch Moss (Sagina); Lilyturf (Liriope); Lithodora (Lithodora); Periwinkle (Vinca)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-10

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