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

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