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Aztec Grass

Liriope muscari 'Aztec Grass'

An eye-catching grass-like perennial with green and silver variegated foliage. A tough and easy to grow edging for pathways and borders. Adds texture and color contrast in mixed beds or containers. Plant en masse for great effect.
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Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.


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Botanical Pronunciationlir-EYE-oh-pee mus-KAR-ee
LoreIn China, these plants are known as "book tape herb" and grown in every scholar's garden to use as book marks when paper was a once a very rare commodity.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 15 inches tall and wide, spreading by rhizomes.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasLiriopes are exceptional small perennials that adapt to a wide range of uses due to their clumping form. Line them up for a solid fine textured edging at the back of lawn or along a sidewalk or flagstone path. Use in a mass for shady groundcover to enhance its silvery looks in dappled light as it is traditionally used in the Asian garden. A great choice for the edges of natural rock edged pools and waterfalls to cover up utilities, gaps in the rock work and unsightly mortar. A very nice container plants for modern and contemporary gardens when paired with just the right pot.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Poolside, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.
Companion PlantsHosta (Hosta); Coneflower (Echinacea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Speedwell (Veronica)

Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Takes mild drought, when established. Needs little care. Clumps may be divided every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11

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