• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Forms foliage clumps 5 to 6 in. tall and wide, spreading slowly.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:o-fio-PO-gon pla-nis-CAP-us
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Forms foliage clumps 5 to 6 in. tall and wide, spreading slowly.
    Foliage color:Black
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
    Design IdeasDense tufts are lush and exotic for Asian gardens, modern looks and high contrast foliage effects. Exciting shade garden plant with diverse applications from singles to groups and masses. Outstanding fine textured color in containers.
    Companion PlantsHosta (Hosta); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Lilyturf (Liriope); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Periwinkle (Vinca); Lithodora (Lithodora); Scotch Moss (Sagina)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Takes cool sun; needs bright shade in hot climates. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.


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