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Liriope - Lilyturf
ENLARGE IMAGE Handsome, classic ground cover
  • Lilyturf is an easy to grow groundcover that resembles grass but is a flowering member of the lily family
  • Lilyturf is an easy to grow groundcover that resembles grass but is a flowering member of the lily family

Liriope - Lilyturf

Low maintenance, handsome ground cover
Item: #LIROP1Q
ZONE 4,5,6,7,8,9
As low as $12.99
  • Fast growing shade groundcover
  • Forms a quick, weed suppressing mat
  • Grows on banks, slopes, beneath trees
  • Tolerates a wide range of soil from clay to sand
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Liriope - Lilyturf Description

Liriope or lilyturf is a fast growing evergreen groundcover that spreads quickly to form a thick carpet of graceful arching narrow green foliage.

This grassy leaf spreading perennial forms a tight mat and fills in quickly. Ideal for banks and slopes to control erosion. Competes with tree roots. Colonies with spread indefinitely.

Lilyturf is an aggressive weed suppressing groundcover that likes a part shade to shady location in almost any kind of well drained soil from clay to gravel. It thrives in heat, cold, humidity and resistant to diseases. Drought tolerant once established.

Lilyturf grows 8-12" tall. Plant 8-12" apart for a quick fill. Spikes of lavender pale violet flowers in late summer.

Features: Deer resistant, disease resistant, low maintenance, evergreen, fast-growing, foliage interest, winter interest

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Liriope spicata
  • Common name:
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Part shade (4-6 hrs/day), shade (-4 hrs/day)
  • Delivery:
    See Schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 Quart
  • Soil type:
  • Soil moisture:
    Average, moist, dry
  • Height x width:
    6-12"x 24"
  • Flower color:
    Pale violet
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
    Late summer
  • Uses:
    Container gardening, edging, erosion control or embankment, ground cover, lawn alternative, massing, naturalizing, rain garden, rock garden, under planting
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Soil: Prefers moist, well-drained, but tolerates a wide range of soils, even poor and sandy/dry if regularly watered during times of drought.
Light: Prefers to be planted in part to full shade.
Water: Performs best with regular water. Weekly or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates dry shade once plants are established.
Spacing: 1 to 1.5 feet apart
Fertilizing: Does not need fertilizing.
Winterizing: None required, but an application of mulch will help retain moisture.
Maintenance & pruning: Plants spread by stolons. Use a barrier to retain growth or remove any unwanted plants. Foliage can be cut down or mowed in spring.