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Lily Turf

Liriope muscari

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Lily Turf (Liriope muscari) at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Liriope muscari flowers

Liriope muscari flowers

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Lily Turf (Liriope muscari) at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Liriope muscari in bloom

Liriope muscari in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  18 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  Border Grass, Lilyturf

Description:

A tufted grass like perennial that features a clump of arching, glossy, dark green leaves; features a beautiful display of lovely powerdery blue flower spikes; best used as an edging plant or massed as a groundcover

Ornamental Features

Lily Turf features dainty spikes of lavender flowers with powder blue overtones rising above the foliage in late summer. Its attractive glossy grassy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. It features an abundance of magnificent black berries in early fall.

Landscape Attributes

Lily Turf is a dense herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Lily Turf is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Lily Turf will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features