Lilyturf (Liriope muscari) is a tough but showy evergreen groundcover has deep green, grass-like foliage arranged in slightly upright tufts. Spikes of blue or purple (see below) bell-shaped flowers resembling grape hyacinth (hence its species name) appear in summer, followed by dark berry-like fruits. Great for edging pathways or as and a low border accent. Grows well underneath trees or between shrubs.
We planted ours in a shallow pot with blue-eyed grass. The blue-eyed grass blooms in spring. The lilyturf blooms in summer.
- Type: Flowering ground cover
- Lifespan: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 6-10
- Light: Sun or shade
- Water: Moist soil
- When to Plant: Divide every 2-3 years
- Design Tip: Grass alternative
- Companions: Daylilies, coral bells, blue-eyed grass
- Peak Season: Summer flowers