• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly forms foliage clump 12 to 15 in. tall and wide.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lir-EYE-oh-pee mus-KAR-ee
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly forms foliage clump 12 to 15 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    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 in dappled light as it is traditionally used in the Asian garden. A very nice container plants for modern and contemporary gardens when paired with just the right pot.
    Companion PlantsHosta (Hosta); Coneflower (Echinacea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Speedwell (Veronica)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average, well-drained soils; adaptable to a range of soil types. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; tolerates mild drought, when established. For a neat appearance, remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.