• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Best with regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Grows to 10 in. tall, spreading 15 to 18 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Late Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lir-EYE-oh-pee spi-CAH-ta
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Grows to 10 in. tall, spreading 15 to 18 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
    Design IdeasThis is a super highlight and edging plant for partially shaded beds. The bright variegated leaves also bring a sense of light into darker plantings or woodland gardens. Perfect in a glazed, cobalt-blue Chinese pot set on a porch, steps or pedestal. Works well in natural drifts or planted next to boulders and rock waterfalls. A reliable and attractive alternative to more invasive ornamental Grass or dwarf Bamboo.
    Companion PlantsHosta (Hosta); Coneflower (Echinacea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Speedwell (Veronica)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Once established, needs less frequent watering; supplement in extreme heat. Needs little care. Clumps may be divided every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Best with regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Native to East Asia, this grass-like flowering plant is used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for yin deficiency. There is much debate over the correct pronounciation of Liriope and the use of its common name Lilyturf. In the Southeastern U.S. it is sometimes referred to as Monkey Grass or Spider Grass.