Silver Dragon Lilyturf
Silver Dragon Lilyturf
Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon'Item #5892 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 11
A versatile perennial with dark green, narrow, grass-like foliage highlighted by silvery white vertical striping. Pale purple summer flowers are followed by greenish-white ornamental berries. An effective accent as a groundcover or edging. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 in. tall, spreading 15 to 18 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:lir-EYE-oh-pee spi-CAH-taDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 in. tall, spreading 15 to 18 in. wide.Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Pet Friendly, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late SummerFlower color:PurpleDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationThrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Requires very little care. Foliage clumps may be divided every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory: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.