Fast Growing Groundcover with Variegated Leaves!
The fierce Aztec Grass shrub is the perfect choice for a refined ground cover. This variety of ornamental grass looks almost like a rich, green, and silver mat accented by its white flowers that appear in early spring, and can put the finishing touch on almost any garden or landscape.
The Aztec Grass is known for its dense clumping and attractive grass-like qualities that make it a great ground cover when grouped in a mass planting.
Liriope Aztec adds a nice white color to any landscape. The green and silver variegated leaves are eye catching and easy to grow. Grasses that emerge late in the spring can fill voids left by spring-flowering bulbs and early spring perennials. The seed-heads of late-season grasses add ornamental value that persists into the winter months.
AZTEC GRASS CARE
This evergreen perennial plant prefers shade, but will tolerate full sun, and establishes itself quickly on rich, moist, well-drained soils. The grass will also tolerate less suitable conditions.
This grass can grow up to 12 inches tall in the first year. Once established, it can grow up to 15 inches to 2 feet tall and wide. Aztec plants will need irrigation only amidst a severe drought. During the year of planting, be sure to water regularly because it is not drought tolerant until roots establish.
Mow it once each year, preferably during late winter in order to get rid of the last year’s foliage. It is fairly deer resistant so don’t rely on them to prune it for you :) Aztec grass for landscaping is the Perfect choice!
To learn more on how to care for your Aztec Grass visit our blog on When to Cut Back Ornamental Grasses
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Once your Aztec Grass Shrub order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order. Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.
AZTEC GRASS CARE:
The versatile and low-maintenance Aztec Grass prefers shaded areas but will tolerate full sun in cooler zones. It requires well-drained soils and is moderately drought tolerant once established. Mowing once yearly in late winter with a mower set to a high clearance will promote rejuvenated spring growth. Fertilize in the early spring.
When planting, a spacing of 6-12 inches between plant centers is recommended.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Aztec Grass, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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Partial Sun / Partial Shade
Mature Width 1-2 ft
Mature Height 1-2 ft
Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 11