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Liriope muscari - Variegata / Lily Turf

    Liriope muscari - Variegata / Lily Turf

    Liriope muscari Variegata is a stunning, variegated evergreen perennial that offers year-round interest in the garden. This plant is known for its distinct green and cream-striped foliage, which forms dense clumps that make a striking groundcover or edging plant. In late summer, Liriope muscari Variegata produces tall spikes of lavender-blue flowers that rise above the foliage, adding another layer of beauty to this versatile plant.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 30-40 cm (12-16 in)
    • Spread: 45-60 cm (18-24 in)
    • Flower color: Lavender-blue
    • Flowering period: Late summer to early fall
    • Foliage: Green and cream-striped
    • Sunlight requirements: Partial shade to full shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining, fertile soil
    • Hardiness Zone: 5

    Liriope muscari Variegata is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways in the landscape. It is an excellent choice for edging paths and borders, as well as for planting in mass as a groundcover. This plant can also be used to add interest to shady rock gardens, mixed borders, and woodland gardens.

    One of the main benefits of Liriope muscari Variegata is its evergreen foliage, which provides year-round interest in the garden. This plant is also drought-tolerant and relatively low-maintenance, making it a great choice for busy gardeners. In addition, the lavender-blue flowers that appear in late summer are attractive to bees and other pollinators.

    Companion Plants:
    • Hosta 'Blue Angel' - This large, blue-green hosta has broad, textured leaves that provide a nice contrast to the fine texture of Liriope muscari 'Variegata'. The blue-green leaves of 'Blue Angel' would also complement the green and cream-colored variegation of the lilyturf, creating a harmonious and balanced pairing.
    • Hosta 'August Moon' - This medium-sized, gold-leaved hosta has large, heart-shaped leaves that provide a bold contrast to the fine foliage of Liriope muscari 'Variegata'. The bright, sunny color of 'August Moon' would also add a pop of color to a shady area and complement the variegation of the lilyturf.
    • Hosta 'Patriot' - This medium-sized, green-leaved hosta has a wide, creamy-white margin that provides a striking contrast to the green and cream-colored foliage of Liriope muscari 'Variegata'. The bright, variegated leaves of 'Patriot' would also add interest and texture to the pairing, creating a dynamic and eye-catching display.

    Care Instructions:
    Liriope muscari Variegata prefers partial shade to full shade and well-draining, fertile soil. This plant is drought-tolerant once established, but will benefit from regular watering during extended dry periods. Liriope muscari Variegata can be divided in spring or fall to propagate new plants. Prune back any dead foliage in late winter or early spring before new growth appears.

    Final Thoughts:
    Liriope muscari Variegata is a stunning and low-maintenance plant that offers year-round interest in the garden. Its striking green and cream-striped foliage and lavender-blue flowers make it a great choice for edging, groundcover, or as a focal point in mixed borders. Pair it with a contrasting hosta cultivar to create a visually appealing display in your garden.