Monkey grass, Lilyturf
Liriope muscari (li-RYE-oh-pee mus-KAH-ree)
Evergreen groundcover Sun or shade Height. 9-15 Feet Spacing 12Feet
HABIT: Grasslike clumps that spread by underground stems to form solid mass planting. Has primarily one flush of growth in the spring. Blue flowers on stalks in early summer.
CULTURE: Easy to grow in well-prepared beds that drain well. Does best in shade or partial shade. Mow or clip down to 3¡Ã¥ in late winter just before the new spring growth. Easy to divide and transplant anytime.
USES: Low border or groundcover. Good for texture change.
PROBLEMS: Snails and slugs sometimes. Usually not a big problem.
NOTES: Variegated form exits called Silvery Sunproof. My favorites are the green forms, Big Blue and Majestic.The giant form, L. gigantea, is also good. Native to China and Japan.