Liriope spicata (2.5-inch pot)
Creeping Lily Turf
- Height: 12-15 Inches
- Spread: 12-24 Inches
- Hardiness Zone: 4/5-10
- Sun to Shade
- Evergreen - cut back late Winter
- Lavender flower spikes- Mid-Summer
- Fast and aggressive creeper by rhizomes
- Use for ground cover and mass planting in controlled areas
- Very good for erosion control in controlled areas
- Not for borders, edging or mixed beds
- Moderately salt tolerant
Liriope spicata has narrow, ¼" green leaf blades. Blooms with pale lavender to near white flower spikes mid-Summer. Spicata Liriope spreads rapidly by underground rhizomes. Spicata, commonly called Creeping Lily Turf, should be planted in controlled areas. Perfect for erosion control on banks, slopes and contained large bed plantings. Not recommended for borders or mixed beds.
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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We’ve purchased liriope spicata several times over the past few years for commercial properties from here. Always shows up in great condition and healthy.