Big Blue lily-turf

Liriope muscari

Big Blue lily-turf - Liriope muscari

Common Name: Big Blue lily-turf
Genus: Liriope
Species: muscari

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Any sun level or shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: August to November

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

An extremely useful plant which will tolerate a range of conditions including dry shade and drought. Dark green blade-like leaves provide year-round interest and in autumn just as other flowers are beginning to fade vibrant long-lasting wands of deep violet flowers rise above the foliage. Lily-turf is perfect for edging small shady spaces - the broad grass-like foliage contrasts beautifully with large leaved plants or for planting in groups beneath deciduous shrubs.

  • Garden care: To encourage new growth cut off tired-looking leaves down to the ground in spring. This is also the time to lift and divide large clumps.


     


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