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Liriope muscari

Lilyturf

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by David Dixon, copyright GAP Photos (283891)

Plant details

This plant is evergreen with neat, low, grassy foliage, and blooms throughout autumn, producing prolific crops of flowers shaped like elongated grape hyacinths, with similar blue colouring. It can be left undisturbed for many years to form low-maintenance ground cover in beds of its own, or in light shade beneath trees or shrubs. In a border it is tolerant of dry conditions. Alternatively, grow in clumps in a flower border, and divide occasionally to keep the plants down to an acceptable size. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Convallariaceae

Genus: Liriope

Species: muscari

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

Flowering period: August to November


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