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Liriope muscari (Big blue lilyturf)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Liriope muscari

Other names

Big blue lilyturf, Liriope platyphylla, Liriope graminifolia, Ophiopogon graminifolius

Genus

Liriope Liriope

Species

L. muscari - L. muscari is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial, with narrow, arching, dark-green leaves, and spikes of small violet-purple flowers in autumn, followed by black berries.


Liriope muscari is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Small, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

General care

Pruning

Cut old leaves down to the ground in spring to encourage fresh foliage growth. Be careful not to cut out new growth.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Liriope muscari (Big blue lilyturf) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Ground Cover, Garden edging, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, City, Banks and Slopes, Containers, Rock, Underplanting, Wildflower

Cultivation

Plant in light, moderately fertile, preferably acid, moist but well-drained soil in part or full shade. Drought tolerant once established. Shelter from cold, drying winds in frost-prone areas.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Liriope muscari

Other names

Big blue lilyturf, Liriope platyphylla, Liriope graminifolia, Ophiopogon graminifolius

Genus

Liriope Liriope

Species

L. muscari - L. muscari is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial, with narrow, arching, dark-green leaves, and spikes of small violet-purple flowers in autumn, followed by black berries.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Small, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

General care

Pruning

Cut old leaves down to the ground in spring to encourage fresh foliage growth. Be careful not to cut out new growth.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Liriope muscari (Big blue lilyturf) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Ground Cover, Garden edging, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, City, Banks and Slopes, Containers, Rock, Underplanting, Wildflower

Cultivation

Plant in light, moderately fertile, preferably acid, moist but well-drained soil in part or full shade. Drought tolerant once established. Shelter from cold, drying winds in frost-prone areas.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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Again no flowers this year. Seems to be in correct place. What should I do? Also cyclamen amongst them no flowers either. read more

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