Did not cut back Ebony Knight Mondo Grass

bobkat13(z7 Richmond VA)June 14, 2006

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens', that is. I never got around to it. Now there's new growth coming up - has been for a while.

My question: how much danger did I put this plant into by not cutting it back? Is it likely that all 9 of my plants will live until next spring, when I WILL cut it back in time, I swear!?

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gardengal48

Ophiopogon is not a grass but an evergreen member of the lily family. It doesn't require cutting back but may need a bit of grooming in spring. FWIW, I've never cut back my 6 year old patch.......I think the chances of yours living without this treatment are pretty good :-)

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 12:32AM
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bobkat13(z7 Richmond VA)

Thank you gardengal! I didn't know it was a member of the lily family........and thanks for the reassurance that I didn't kill something that I enjoy so much!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2006 at 5:25PM
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