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Liriope muscari

Blue lilyturf

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  • Liriope muscari | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Liriope muscari | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Features

  • BloomsAugust to November
  • Height0.2m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.25m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBlue-mauve
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Liriope muscari (Blue lilyturf). This species is grass-like shiny with dark-green foliage which is evergreen, The flowers are violet-purple, hyacinth-like flowers. The blooms are followed by dark berries which are ornamental. It will make an effective edging, ground cover or border plant.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Blue-eyed grass, Lilyturf

Origin

China, Taiwan & Japan

Interest and use

Ground cover, border, edging, with black berries in autumn. Under shrubs, containers

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in full sun or part-shade in well-drained soil. Before new leaves appear, trim back existing leaves for an overall improvement in shape and vigour.

Propagation

Propagate from seed from spring to autumn or by division in early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs may damage young growth.

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