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Liriope muscari

This tough but showy evergreen groundcover has deep green, grass-like foliage arranged in slightly upright tufts. Spikes of purplish bell-shaped flowers resembling grape hyacinth appear in summer, followed by dark berry-like fruits. Great for edging pathways or as and a low border accent. Grows well underneath trees or between shrubs.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationlir-EYE-oh-pee mus-KAR-ee
Average Size at MaturityFoliage clumps reach 10 to 16 in. tall, spreading slightly wider.
Bloom TimeLate Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitSpreading
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsStar Jasmine (Trachelospermum); Bergenia (Bergenia); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hosta (Hosta); Coneflower (Echinacea)

Highly adaptable, but prefers well-drained, loamy sandy or clay soils. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; tolerates mild drought, when established. As a groundcover, cut back in spring with a sharp lawn mower blade to encourage a flush of new growth.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-10

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