The four species, all Asian natives, are evergreen perennials that spread to form deep carpets of grasslike leaves. Gardeners in colder climates tend to think of Lilyturf as a plant for the Deep South, but that is not accurate and has cost many of us the use of a most attractive ground cover. Plants here are happy in practically any light conditions, including dense shade, and will tolerate prolonged dry spells without a whimper (they require afternoon shade in the South and West and falter in desert regions). If the foliage looks tattered by winter's end, it can be mowed to the ground before new growth starts.
All the nice things we say about the species are also true with 'Variegata', but there is the added bonus of foliage with margins of creamy yellow that are broader and brighter with more direct sun. This is a much livelier personality than its cousin, 'Majestic', and may be just what you need to brighten up a shady spot. It also makes an excellent four-season edging plant for a perennial border.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
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Kathy from Maryland
I planted these in a shady area around a tree. They have done very well, and survived the deer that ate all my hosta. They are very attractive with the light edges on the leaves -- somehow more elegant than regular liriope. I am now getting a dozen more to replace the deer-eaten hosta.
Thrives in sun or shade (partial shade or shade in the South and warm inland areas of the West) and in almost any type of soil. Evergreen, but leaves may be battered by winter and should be cut to the ground before new growth emerges in spring.