Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’
Lilyturf or Lily Turf
Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue,’ a versatile and eye-catching perennial, boasts a profusion of beautiful violet-blue flower spikes atop lush, grass-like foliage. With its excellent adaptability to various conditions, ‘Big Blue’ thrives in both sun and shade, making it a popular choice for gardens and landscapes.
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Liriope muscari, commonly known as lilyturf or monkey grass, has its origins in East Asia. Native to China, Taiwan, and Japan, it was first introduced to Europe in the 19th century as an ornamental plant. Its adaptability, attractive foliage, and beautiful violet-blue flower spikes quickly captured the attention of gardeners and landscapers worldwide. Liriope muscari’s versatility, thriving in both sun and shade, made it a popular choice for various garden settings. Over time, plant breeders developed several cultivars, including ‘Big Blue,’ which further enhanced its appeal. Today, Liriope muscari remains a beloved and widely grown perennial, adorning landscapes with its charming beauty and low-maintenance nature.
Care & Size Guidance
Liriope muscari, or lilyturf, is a low-maintenance perennial with straightforward care requirements. It thrives in both sun and shade, making it adaptable to various conditions. Plant it in well-draining soil, and water regularly during the establishment phase. Once established, liriope is drought-tolerant and requires minimal watering. Regular feeding with a balanced fertiliser in spring can promote healthy growth.
In terms of size, Liriope muscari typically reaches a height of about 30 to 45 cm with a spread of approximately 45 to 60 cm. Its dense, grass-like foliage forms an attractive ground cover or edging in gardens. Liriope’s violet-blue flower spikes add charm and colour from late summer to autumn, enhancing the beauty of any landscape.
This low-maintenance plant is a drought-tolerant, attractive ground cover or edging choice. With its prolonged blooming period from late summer to autumn, Liriope ‘Big Blue’ creates an enchanting display, making it an appealing addition to any outdoor space.
Order now to elevate your landscape with the allure of Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue.’