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Evergreen Ground Cover Perfect for Slopes or Adding Touch of Green Color
Flare, personality, and a steady dappling of lavender color…this low-growing perennial plant has it all! Creeping Lilyturf Liriope Spicata is a grassy groundcover adorned with lavender flowering spears.
Creeping Lilyturf is a spreading perennial ground cover. Its stately elegance is sure to transform dull areas into something truly spectacular.
This lovely plant goes by many names and has had an impact on a variety of enthusiasts. Its many names include Creeping Liriope, Mondo Grass, Convallaria japonica, and Monkey Grass.
Creeping Lilyturf has grassy green foliage and forms underground by rhizomes. The grassy leaves spread out in all directions, arching upward before gracefully draping down to greet the ground.
Delightful lavender whitish blooms emerge by summer and last into fall. Flower spikes stand aloft on sturdy stems and are nestled among its foliage. These lovely flowers attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and other various pollinators.
Spicata Liriope's delicate-looking flowers can be used for flower arrangements, bouquets, and weaved into wreaths.
In late fall, attractive shiny blue-black berries appear.
Landscaping Liriope Spicata
This vigorous groundcover plant is excellent for creating borders, accenting features such as water fountains or fencing, and mass planting for low-maintenance gardening. When planted en masse, expect a luxurious green carpet cover. This plant is simply gorgeous, even when it’s not flowering.
Creeping Lilyturf is an excellent option for naturalization areas as well, as it looks elegant while being completely carefree. It is also a great replacement for conventional grass, as it does not need to be mowed regularly and has a fixed height. Once established, this groundcover creates a serene, park-like aesthetic. Beautiful!
This Liriope Spicata ground cover is also wonderful for woodland gardens as it appreciates a shadier, more sun-dappled environment. Creeping Lilyturf can also be used for erosion control on slopes and along embankments. It often thrives in areas where other plants have a hard time.
This beautiful plant can be grown in containers, of course, as it is very eye-catching, but it really shines outdoors as a regal groundcover or border plant.
Spreading Liriope Spicata Care Information
Creeping Lilyturf is drought and heat tolerant. It also resists deer, rabbits, insects, and disease in general.
In the South, Creeping Lilyturf is considered to be evergreen. It thrives and is nearly indestructible in USDA hardiness zones 5b through 11.
Creeping Lilyturf prefers full morning sun with afternoon shade or dappled sunlight all day.
This lush groundcover needs regular watering, about once a week, especially when first established. This will ensure good coloring. In extreme heat, water more often. If not adequately watered or in the event of scorching, some browning may occur.
This groundcover tolerates variable or poor soil. It also tolerates moist or dry well-draining soil.
Creeping Lilyturf Size at Maturity
Creeping Lilyturf grows quickly and spreads by underground rhizomes. It tends to choke out weeds as well and grows from 6 to 12 inches tall. Individual plant clumps are about 18 inches wide. For mass planting, Liriope Spicata spacing is 12 to 18 inches apart.
In the fall, it’s a good idea to sheer back foliage, especially in northern climates. This will help new growth emerge in spring. For mass plantings, a high mower setting is sufficient to prune off old foliage before winter sets in.
Consider Adding Creeping Lilyturf to Your Garden!
Add Creeping Lilyturf around the base of trees, along walkways, or to spruce up challenging areas. It even helps to surpass weeds! What more could you ask for?!
This lovely, no-fuss groundcover is sure to exceed your expectations. Shop the spreading Liriope spicata for sale today!
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Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Mature Width 1-2 ft
Mature Height 1-2 ft
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11