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Liriope muscari

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

This is the bushiest variety, with short spiky leaves, pale lavender flowers on upright spike held above the foliage, in late summer or autumn often continuing into early winter..
Easy to divide, good ground cover, great in pots or path edges

Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Purple taupe and   Purple Heart and   Han purple. When mature, blooms are roughly 0.2 cm (that's 0.08 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a funnel form, with an approximate petal count of 1. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Persian indigo and   Smoky black. Leaves usually appear in   Forest green (traditional) and   Lincoln green colour. A type of flowering non-edible 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, followed by first harvests in early winter. Lilyturf is a great plant to attract bees to your garden.

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

    OR +
  • Dappled Sun

  • Low

Needs sun to flower well in the autumn. The clumps grow and spread by fibrous roots an tubers.
Pretty easy to care for plant

Lilyturf likes a position of partial sun / dappled 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 loamy and potting mix soil with a 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.

See our list of companion Plants for Lilyturf to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Lilyturf from seed

Sometimes grown from seed but easier by division of established clumps

Transplanting Lilyturf

Liriope is happiest in good drainage with sun or partial shade.
It is possible to grow in pots or containers, or at the front of the border

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

Seed Saving Lilyturf

Dark blue to black seeds are produced after flowering and can be saved when ripe to grow new plants, but this is slower than dividing established clumps

Common Lilyturf problems

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

Usually problem free

Not usually any problems

Other names for Lilyturf

Big blue lilyturf, Liriope muscari, Liriope super blue

Ophiopogon muscari

Latest Lilyturf Reviews

  • 02 Mar 2015

    GreenGuy GreenGuy's Liriope, Variegated Damaged-Humans was Reviewed day 1521

    Attractive perennial edging plant for shady areas has very good drought tolerance. No disease or insect problems seen. Doesn’t like root disturbance. Doesn’t bloom in moderate or heavy shade. Overall, a nice useful plant.

    3 stars

  • 06 Jul 2014

    patanne patanne's Lilyturf 'variegata' was Reviewed day 2273

    These have a few burned tips on them. They get enough water, but the heat is starting to get to them.

    0 stars

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