Liriope muscari

Liriope muscari

Lily turf

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Liriope muscari
  • Common name: Lily turf
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 30cm

Spread: 45cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Liriope muscari is an evergreen perennial with neat, low, grassy foliage, from which masses of blue-purple spikes, similar to grape hyacinths, emerge in autumn.It's perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border and can be left undisturbed for many years to form low-maintenance ground cover. Tolerant of drought, it's also suitable for growing beneath trees and shrubs.

For best results grow Liriope muscari in well-drained soil in partial to full shade. Cut back old leaves and divide congested clumps in spring. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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