This very versatile landscape plant is also
known as lilyturf. Liriope is a perennial with grass-like leaves that has grape hyacinth
like flower spikes and small dark purple, almost black, berries that follow the blooms. It
is often used as a ground cover or as an edging plants and is very popular with landscape
designers. Liriope plants are evergreen in milder climates and are clump forming
growing to only around a foot tall. They are very tough plants and once established
have a very long life span.
Liriope will grow in sun or shade but will flower best in full sun. Plants are not
picky about soil types but for best results provide a rich, well drained soil that has
been enriched with plenty of organic materials such as humus, composted manures and peat
moss. Plants should be feed in early spring with a side dressing of composted manure.
In colder climates the foliage may become shaggy over the winter - cut the leaves
back to the ground and new ones will grow back. Very easy to grow!
Problems: none known
Notes: Plants are considered to be drought tolerant but to keep
them looking their best provide water during extended dry spells.