Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast growing 14 to 18 inches tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Easy Care Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast growing 14 to 18 inches tall and wide.
Special features:Easy Care, Year-round Interest
Foliage color:Dark Green
Blooms:Summer
Flower color:White
Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Design IdeasLiriopes are exceptional shade garden edging or front of the border line. Plant in masses under shade trees or large old shrubs with bare legs to discourage weeds and cover bare ground. Popular with boulders and along stepping walks in Asian inspired gardens. Equally good in rock waterfall and woodland settings.
Companion PlantsBounce this foliage off Golden Japanese Gorest Grass, (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'), Variegated Japanese Sedge, (Carex morrowii 'Aureo-variegata'). Beautiful with Imperial Queen Azalea, (Azalea 'Monal') or Valley Rose Pieris, (Pieris japonica 'Valley Rose').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
This genus was classified in the 18th century by Portuguese Jesuit Loureiro in China. He named the genus after mythological nymph, Liriope. Not until the 20th century did L.H. Bailey assign the species there. Early on Liriopes were grouped with the Ophiopogons and known as maidong in their land of origin.
Lore:
In ancient China where paper was an expensive commodity, leaves of this plant were used as bookmarks and thus often found growing at educational institutions and libraries.