While mostly grown for its attractive foliage, Blue Lily Turf (Liriope muscari) also produces gorgeous white, lavender or purple flower spikes which resemble grape hyacinth (Muscari), hence its Latin name. The blooms give way to black berries which often persist into winter.
- Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
- Blooming for weeks in late summer - fall, this semi-evergreen perennial is trouble-free: deer and rabbit resistant, it is drought tolerant (once established), and is virtually disease-free and pest-free.
- Vigorous, it typically grows in clumps of arching, glossy green or variegated leaves, up to 12 inches (30 cm) and spreads 18 inches (45 cm).
- Grows in light, moderately fertile, preferably acid, moist but well-drained soil in partial or full shade.
- Liriope is a wonderful edging plant for walks, paths, pool decks, narrow spaces and looks spectacular in mass plantings or as a ground cover. This is also an excellent choice for placing in front of shrubs or under trees for a fluffy effect.
- Shelter from cold, drying winds in frost-prone areas
- There are many beautiful cultivars available: 'Evergreen Giant' grows up to 24 inches (60 cm); 'Monroe White' features large, white flowers, 'Variegata' displays a lovely yellow-striped foliage.