Liriope muscariItem #0965 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 10
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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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Foliage clumps reach 10 to 16 in. tall, spreading slightly wider.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:lir-EYE-oh-pee mus-KAR-eeDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:SpreadingAverage landscape size:Foliage clumps reach 10 to 16 in. tall, spreading slightly wider.Special features:Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late SummerFlower color:PurpleCompanion PlantsStar Jasmine (Trachelospermum); Bergenia (Bergenia); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hosta (Hosta); Coneflower (Echinacea)
- CareCare InformationHighly 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.Light Needs:Partial shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.