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Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' (Big blue lilyturf 'Big Blue')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'

Other names

Big blue lilyturf 'Big Blue'

Genus

Liriope Liriope

Variety or Cultivar

'Big Blue' _ 'Big Blue' is a clump-forming, tuberous, evergreen perennial with with arching, linear to strap-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves and erect, dense, purple-flushed spikes of purple-blue flowers in late summer and autumn, followed by bright purple berries.


Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Small, Spreading

Flower

Purple, Blue in Summer; Purple, Blue 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' (Big blue lilyturf 'Big Blue') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'

Other names

Big blue lilyturf 'Big Blue'

Genus

Liriope Liriope

Variety or Cultivar

'Big Blue' _ 'Big Blue' is a clump-forming, tuberous, evergreen perennial with with arching, linear to strap-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves and erect, dense, purple-flushed spikes of purple-blue flowers in late summer and autumn, followed by bright purple berries.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Small, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Purple, Blue in Summer; Purple, Blue 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' (Big blue lilyturf 'Big Blue') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Partial Shade, Full Shade

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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