Lilyturf

The Liriope muscari is a perennial bushy plant whose evergreen ribbon leaves and spiked flower spikes are popular in contemporary gardens. Common names in English include big blue lilyturf, lilyturf, border grass, and monkey grass.
Common name : Lilyturf
Scientific name : Liriope muscari
Family : Liliaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
A relative of Japanese lily of the valley, Liriope is a plant with evergreen foliage resembling that of a grass. It blooms from the end of summer to autumn in small spikes of flowers first spherical that later on open in bells or stars. Then the flowers turn into small decorative black balls. As its foliage does not exceed 40 cm and extends by its rhizomes, the liriope makes for a perfect ground cover as undergrowth. It can also be used on the edge and on planters, provided that it has water regularly. Finally, the Liriope resists well frosts to -20 ┬░ C.

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 6a
Height 15 - 45
pH 6 - 7

Identify my lilyturf

Liliturfs are perennial tufts with erect, leathery, ribbed leaves, measuring 45 cm high. Floral stems emerge from the heart of the plant and carry blue flowers reminiscent of lily of the valley. These bells turn into black berries.

Plant my lilyturf

Plant in the spring in a sheltered and sunny place. The liriope claims a rich and fresh soil, rather rich, non-calcareous. In the open ground, choose a slightly sunny location, even in the shade. Respect spacing between plants of 20 cm. Water copiously to facilitate rooting.

Water my lilyturf

During the first year, water your new plantations every week to help them go past the summer. Water gently not to dig up the seedlings.

Mulch my lilyturf

Whether in pot or in the ground, lilyturf likes soils rich in humus and fresh. So do not hesitate, mulch once a year before the summer to help it.

Weed my lilyturf

Weed between tufts until your Liriopes expand.

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