Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' (3.5-inch pot)
Common Name: Big Blue Lily Turf
Height: 12-15 Inches
Spread: 12-18 Inches
Hardiness Zone: 5/6-10
Sun to Shade
Evergreen - cut back late Winter
Lavender flower spikes - Mid-Summer followed by near black berries
Clumps expand by short rhizomes- more contained than spicata
Use for ground cover or controlled edging
Good choice for banks and slopes
Moderately salt tolerant
Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' is the standard of green Liriope. Big Blue has narrow, ¼" wide, green leaf blades. Blooms with lavender flower spikes mid-Summer and they are followed by near black berries. Big Blue Liriope clumps spread by short rhizomes. Perfect for erosion control on banks, slopes and large bed plantings. Can be used for borders and edging if kept in check. (See all other varieties of muscari that stay in clump form for use as borders or in mixed beds with less maintenance.)
Liriope grass, also called lilyturf, border grass, or monkey grass, looks a lot like a grass, but actually is a member of the asparagus family, Asparagaceae,
Liriope tolerates a wide range of soils and soil conditions, though it doesn't like constantly wet or boggy soil.
During the first growing season, water the plants regularly, at least 1 inch of water per week. Once established, liriope plants are relatively drought-tolerant.
Liriope can be mow during the late winter or early spring before new growth begins.
Use liriope as a groundcover, an edging plant to mark pathways or borders, naturalize under large trees, and in mass plantings for erosion control. A dense mat of liriope can stabilize soil on slopes and ditch banks. Liriope is a low-maintenance plant that is drought and deer-resistant.
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