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Big Blue Liriope

Colorful Ground Cover

In late summer enjoy pretty lilac-purple flowers resembling grape hyacinths. Blooms are followed by blue-black, berry-like fruit. This clump-forming variety has wider leaves and larger flowers than Liriope spicata. Good choice for ground cover, containers, edging or an accent plant. Grows 12- to 18-in. tall. Prefers light shade. Bareroot. Zones 5-10.
  • Zone 5 - 9
  • Height 15 - 20 inches.
  • Shade Required Shade/Part sun/Full Sun

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  • Botanical Name: Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'
  • Height: 15 - 20 inches.
  • Spacing: 15 - 24 inches.
  • Depth: Plant in either sun or shade, Prefers light shade and rich soil of dry to average moisture. Place the plant in the hole at the same level it was grown by the nursery. This is where the roots start and the tops shoots begin. Spread the roots out evenly. Gently work the soil around the roots do not
  • Spread: 15 - 24 inches.
  • Sun/Shade: Shade/Part sun/Full Sun
  • Color: Purple-blue flowers.
  • Foliage: Tufts of slender grass-like leaves.
  • Blooms: Late summer.
  • Fruit: Blueish-black berries.
  • Form: Evergreen perennial. Mounding/Fountain like habit.
  • Flower Form: Small spikes of blooms resembling grape hyacinths, but much smaller.
  • Soil Requirements: Tolerant of wide range of soils except extremely wet.
  • Growth Rate: Slow to moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Cut back or mow down in the spring if the foliage has discolored over the winter. New growth will appear quickly.
  • Comments: Liriope muscari is more clump forming with wider leaves and larger flowers than Liriope spicata. A tough plant that can be grown as an edging plant, groundcover, accent planting or in decorative containers for a patio or deck. Even dresses up spots under trees or shrubs.

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