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Silvery Sunproof Variegated Lily Turf

Liriope muscari 'Silvery Sunproof'

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Silvery Sunproof Variegated Lily Turf (Liriope muscari 'Silvery Sunproof') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Liriope muscari 'Silvery Sunproof' foliage

Liriope muscari 'Silvery Sunproof' foliage

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Height:  15 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  Border Grass, Lilyturf


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

Ornamental Features

Silvery Sunproof Variegated Lily Turf features dainty spikes of lilac purple flowers rising above the foliage in late summer. Its attractive glossy grassy leaves remain dark green in color with prominent gold stripes throughout the season. It features an abundance of magnificent black berries in early fall.

Landscape Attributes

Silvery Sunproof Variegated Lily Turf is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

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.

Silvery Sunproof Variegated Lily Turf is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Silvery Sunproof Variegated Lily Turf will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 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 is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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