Liriope muscari

  • Grass-like clumps of evergreen foliage
  • Requires more water in sun
  • Cultivars of varying height available; check plant label for details
  • Cut back in winter if needed

Lilyturf is the workhorse of warmer shade gardens. Its strap-leaf foliage never grows beyond its designated size, which is perfect for city gardens or condominium communities. Thrives in courtyards and atriums, where soils remain perpetually moist. Uniform size makes it ideal for edging plants. Remarkably beautiful in dry stream beds or beside water gardens and fountains. Fits well into Asian-inspired schemes and as a texture contrast in Fern dells. Begs to be planted where its attractive flowers can be viewed up close.


Liriope muscari 

Big Blue – This lilyturf grows in a clump form, making it well-suited for edging. The leaves are a little wider (3/8 to ½-inch wide) and the flowers somewhat bigger than those of creeping lilyturf. Abundant blue flower spikes rise above the attractive, tufted arching, grass-like foliage followed by clusters of black berries. Liriope Big Blue is the improved version of an old time favorite that makes a good ornamental or edging plant.


Liriope gigantea

Giant Evergreen – Lush, dark green foliage is excellent for edging and borders in sometimes brightly shaded areas. Small white flowers among the foliage are followed by metallic violet-blue fruit. Evergreen perennial. Plant size reaches two feet tall.


Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’

Variegated – A vibrant, grass-like plant with green foliage, striped with cream. Leaves are wider and more blunt at their tip than grasses, and in warmer climates, the foliage persists through the winter. Clumps run from 1 to 1-1/2 feet tall and half again as wide. Spikes of small blue-violet flowers appear in late September and are followed by dark purple berries.


Common Names:   Lilyturf, Monkey Grass or Spider Grass.