Liriope muscari

£4.50

A feature all the year are clumps of narrow, dark evergreen leaves. In autumn curious spikes of violet-blue flowers appear which never really open, looking rather like grape-hyacinths. Cut the foliage down occasionally in spring, to allow the new foliage room to show itself off.

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Product Description

 

Liriope muscari (Lily Turf). This is a good all rounder for every garden. Useful for ground cover, for edging or as a flowering plant in its own right. Neat, arching shining green rush-like leaves are evergreen and in their prime in Winter. They are happy in sun or shade but flower best in sun. In the US they have earned the name ‘Lily Turf’ as the arching grass like foliage produces spikes of densely packed violet-blue grape hyacinth-like flowers in late Autumn. Easily grown they are both hardy and drought tolerant, only requiring reasonable drainage to succeed. Named after the Greek nymph Liriope, one of the Naiad.

Position: Sun or part shade
Soil: Any reasonably drained soil
Rate of growth: Moderate
Flowering period: Autumn
Hardiness: Hardy
Pot size: 9cm
Eventual height and spread:30cm x 30cm