Lilyturf

A black foliage - favoured by the Addams family.
Common name : Lilyturf
Scientific name : Ophiopogon spp.
Family : Asparagaceae
Category : Annual
Evergreen
Evergreen
Easy peasy
Easy peasy
Urban
Urban
Small pots
Small pots
Full description for Ophiopogon spp. not yet available.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 5 - 30
pH 6 - 7

Identify my lilyturf

Lilyturf are perennial tufts, erected, rugged, bearing ribbed leaves 5 to 40 cm high. Floral stems emerge from the heart of the plant and carry white bells evoking lily of the valley. These bells turn into berries colored in blue.

Plant my lilyturf

In open soil or in pot? They are less hardy in pot! It is easily found in shops in the spring, in pots often of already big. Do not leave your ophiopogon in the original pot, but repot it in a slightly larger pot - terracotta! Plant in the spring in a sheltered and sunny place. The ophiopogon likes rich and well-drained soil because it dreads when its roots stagnate in the water. In the open soil, choose a slightly sunny location, even in the semi shade. Respect plant spacing equal to one-third of their intended width. 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.

Weed my lilyturf

Weed between clumps until your ophiopogons expand.

Prune my lilyturf

In September-October, cut dead leaves.

Put outside my lilyturf

Potted lilyturfs are afraid of frost, but in mild weather, if you have the chance, a breath of fresh air - in semi shade - will help!

Shelter my lilyturf

If they are in pots, lilyturfs may fear frost. Bring them inside! Indoors, they prefer cool air and bright light, but no full sun. The ideal temperature for them is between 13 and 18 ┬░ C, and a window facing east or west will be appropriate. In a less luminous situation, it might not bloom.

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