Liriope M. Silvery Sunproof

Variegated Lily Turf
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Plant Type

Perennial

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

1-2′ x 1-2′

Exposure

Full Sun, Full Shade

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Lavender

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Coastal Conditions, Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Clumping

Sunset Garden Zones

2B-10, 14-24

Liriope M. Silvery Sunproof is a muscari liriope with boldly striped foliage and flower spikes of soft lilac.  It makes a perfect choice for groundcover or edging a walk.  Silvery Sunproof will tolerate full sun in cooler climates.

Liriope Muscari also commonly called lilyturf or border grass is not actually a grass but a member of the lily family thus the name lilyturf.  The dark green ribbon like foliage grows in length from 10 to 18 inches and curves toward the ground to form rounded clumps.  As the clumps mature they merge into a continuous carpet of green.  In the summer spikes of small purple violet or white flowers rise from the center of the grass like clumps.  The flowers are followed by pea-sized black or white berries in autumn.

Liriope spreads fast in good soil.  The plant is similar in appearance and landscape use to mondo grass.  Liriope Muscari is available in several varieties.

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