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Clumping Lilyturf        

Liriope muscari

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

Liriope muscari is the “clumping” kind that does not spread by runners and basically stays where you put it. 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

It blooms purple, not white like spicata, but it shares all the good qualities of the spreading kind — incredible toughness and adaptability — without the invasive behavior. And there’s an especially attractive green-and-white variegated variety of this plant, which brightens up any shady spot.

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

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+).

Clumping 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.

Clumping Lilyturf is a great plant to attract bees to your garden.

China is believed to be where Clumping Lilyturf originates from.

Clumping 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 Clumping Lilyturf have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Clumping Lilyturf

  • Partial Sun

  • 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

Clumping 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. Clumping Lilyturf needs a loamy and potting mix soil with a ph of 4.0 to 6.5 (moderately acidic soil - weakly acidic soil). Clumping 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 Clumping Lilyturf to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Clumping Lilyturf from seed

Sometimes grown from seed but easier by division of established clumps

Transplanting Clumping 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

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

Seed Saving Clumping 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

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Other names for Clumping Lilyturf

Clumping liriope

Ophiopogon muscari

Misspellings: Lirope

Latest Clumping Lilyturf Reviews

  • 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

    GreenGuy about growing Liriope, Variegated Damaged-Humans
  • These have a few burned tips on them. They get enough water, but the heat is starting to get to them.

    0 stars

    patanne about growing Lilyturf 'variegata'

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