Monroe's White Lilyturf
Monroe's White Lilyturf
Liriope muscari 'Monroe's White'Item #0976 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 11
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Large spikes of white flowers stand out against dense clumps of dark, forest green foliage. A popular, durable, deer resistant perennial valued for its use in colonies or masses as a lush, non-spreading groundcover or edging. Nestle between boulders in the Asian garden. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing; forms clumps 14 to 18 in. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:lir-RYE-oh-pee mus-KAR-eeDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing; forms clumps 14 to 18 in. tall and wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Ornamental Berries, Pet Friendly, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:WhiteDesign 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 PlantsHosta (Hosta); Coneflower (Echinacea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Speedwell (Veronica)
- CareCare InformationThrives in average, well-drained soils; adaptable to a range of soil types. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; tolerates mild drought, when established. For a tidy appearance, remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory: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.