Liriope muscari 'Aztec Grass'
Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.
|Botanical Pronunciation||lir-EYE-oh-pee mus-KAR-ee|
|Lore||In 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 Maturity||Reaches 15 inches tall and wide, spreading by rhizomes.|
|Design Ideas||Liriopes 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Poolside, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.|
|Key Feature||Deer resistant|
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