Liriope muscari 'Variegata'
Liriope muscari 'Variegata'

Liriope muscari 'Variegata'

SKU: F33110
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Lilyturf
Hardiness Zone: 5-10S/W Exposure: Sun to Shade
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Blooms In: Aug-Sep
Mature Height: 12-18" Spacing: 12-18"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Deer Resistance: Yes
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The four species of Liriope (commonly called Lilyturf), all Asian natives, are evergreen perennials that spread to form deep carpets of grasslike leaves (variegated, in the case of 'Variegata'). 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 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.

For more information on growing Liriope, click Growing Guide.




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Have not multiplied

I bought 6 of these 2 years ago. They come up every spring, but have not multiplied at all. They get morning shade, and afternoon sun, and regular watering. I wonder if its too cold for them in Massachusetts?

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In Northern Garden

These have not done well in my climate (Zone 5A). They have remained very small and have not multiplied after 2 summers. They seem to have barely survived this past winter under the snow. I bought 3 and one didn't sprout after this past winter...although it may poke up in few weeks. I have them in a part shade site with decent soil.

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Liriope Muscari

These little wonders multiply and can be divided to create a beautiful woodland accent. I planted but a few and they grew into a thick clump of 4 square feet! Forever green even in the coldest winter.

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Excellent ground cover

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.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: lir-rye'oh-pee    

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.

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