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Liriope muscari

Lilyturf is a member of the Liriope family. Its botanical name is Liriope muscari.

Short spiky leaves, pale lavender flowers on upright spike held above the foliage, in late summer or autumn.
Easy to divide, good ground cover

Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Purple taupe and   Purple Heart and   Han purple. Leaves usually appear in   Forest green (traditional) and   Lincoln green colour. A type of flowering grass / ornamental, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Lilyturf is known for its ground-cover habit and growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches). This plant tends to bloom in early autumn.

China is believed to be where Lilyturf originates from.

Lilyturf is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Lilyturf have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Lilyturf

  • Partial Sun

  • Low

Needs sun to flower well in the autumn. The clumps grow and spread

Lilyturf likes a position of partial sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Use Zone 6 - Zone 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Lilyturf needs a soil ph of 4.0 to 6.5 (moderately acidic soil - weakly acidic soil). Lilyturf is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

Growing Lilyturf from seed

Transplanting Lilyturf

good drainage sun or partial shade

Lilyturf is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Companion plants for Lilyturf

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Lilyturf so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Lilyturf

These plants will not grow well with Lilyturf so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Lilyturf problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Lilyturf plants:

Usually problem free

Other names for Lilyturf

Big blue lilyturf, Liriope muscari, Liriope super blue

Ophiopogon muscari

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