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Liriope selections


Used often as a groundcover or an edging plant, liriope is popular for good reason. It stays green year-round in many climates, produces pretty blue or white flowers, and is about as tough a plant as you'll hope to meet. Its dense tufts of almost-evergreen, broadly grassy leaves are often striped. Stiff stems bear tight spikes of tiny blue or white bells, similar to those of grape hyacinth. It is best protected from drying winds in rich, well-drained soil that retains moisture.

Sun,Part Sun,Shade
Plant Type:
Plant Height:
To 1 foot tall
Plant Width:
To 2 feet wide
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders,Slopes,Groundcover
Special Features:
Attractive Foliage,Fragrant,Fall Color,Cut Flowers,Drought Tolerant,Tolerates Wet Soil,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Top Varieties

Liriope muscari 'Lilac Beauty' has showy spikes of lilac flowers above solid green leaves. Zones 6-10
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Liriope muscari 'Variegata' bears tiny brilliant blue flowers in spikes in fall among cream-edged strappy leaves. Zones 6-10
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Plant It With
Wild ginger

The evergreen, glossy heart-shape foliage of European wild ginger is a fine companion for lilyturf in shaded places. They enjoy similar conditions.


In spring the delicate flowers of columbine bloom and light up lightly shaded spots just as lilyturf foliage emerges. Later on the columbine leaves contrast effectively against those of lilyturf.


In fall Japanese anemones bloom with lovely pink or white flowers on long stems above handsome compound leaves, complementing both the flowers and foliage of lilyturf.