Lily Turf
(Liriope muscari)
Other Names - Lilyturf, Liriope, Border Grass, Creeping Lily Turf, Monkey Grass.
Origins - China, and other parts of E. Asia.
Type - Perennial (evergreen).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 6 -10.
Bloom - Summer, Fall.
Berries- Fall, Winter
Height - Approx. 1 ft (30 cm).
Cultivation - Best semi-shaded locations with rich, moist, well drained soil. That said, Liriope is not a fussy plant. We grow it in full Sun, and heavy clay soil (mulched
on top), and it is still a winner!
Average water needs.
Propagation - Couldn't be easier, just divide the clumps, every year, or two.
Other - Not just attractive but also highly practical. These lilies that look a little like grass, come with beautiful white or lilac blooms, followed by green, and dark blue berries. Lilyturf has neat growing habit, which makes it very desirable for defining one's flower borders.
This is a year round, interest (in your garden) plant!
For variegated foliage, try Liriope muscari 'Variegata'
For white blooms, try Liriope
'Monroe White'
For golden foliage, try Liriope muscari 'Peedee Ingot'
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