Fast Growing Groundcover Features Gorgeous Purple Flowers in Spring
One of the absolute favorite border plants among gardeners. The hardy Variegated Liriope Shrub cultivar can tolerate a variety of soil and environmental conditions and are incredibly easy to maintain!
This charming plant hosts variegated dark green and white leaves striped with creamy yellow and beautiful violet-blue flowers in the mid summer. The liriope Muscari Variegata lavender flower spikes are similar to those of grape hyacinth.
Following the purple flowers are blue-black berries that appear in the fall. The tall green leaves of the variegated liriope plants are also known as monkey grass as all members of the liriope family are called as a nickname. Creeping lilyturf helps with erosion control and fills spots where no other plants can seem to grow.
The more sun the liriope variegata is exposed to the brighter the overall colors will be. Just make sure it is not too much full sun or too intense heat exposure or else slight browning of the leaf tips can occur. The vibrant yellow stripes add color and act as a huge statement piece during the growing season.
VARIEGATED LIRIOPE CARE
The Variegated lilyturf is exceptionally versatile and will thrive in full sunlight to shady locations. The edging plant prefers rich, moist, and slightly acidic soil, but will adapt to a wide variety of soil types. Keep moist but well drained soil conditions preferably for variegated liriope care.
This ground cover plant grows in clump forming masses and its root system will spread. Check out our blog on How to Mass Plant GroundCovers if you are interested. Water thoroughly the first year to establish a strong root system. After establishing, the plant is fairly drought tolerant. A slow release fertilizer applied every year in early spring will help boost growth.
The liriope muscari’s grass like foliage grows up to 1.5 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Do not plant in the full afternoon sun when the temperature is hottest. This variegated lily turf plant prefers partial shade to full shade in the afternoon. Divide the established plants in early spring.
Not the most cold hardy for northern states. Does best in the warmer climates of the United States in USDA growing zones 6-11.
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Check out the Grow Guide for Liriope Plants for more information on growing and caring for these low maintenance shrubs.
Once your Variegated Liriope 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 and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!
VARIEGATED LIRIOPE CARE:
The easily grown, low maintenance Liriope is adaptable to most soil types and light conditions. It thrives in moist (but not soggy), fertile soils in part shade. It is somewhat drought tolerant once established, but should be watered regularly until then. Once annually in late winter, a lawnmower on a high setting can be used to prune the Liriope back for rejuvenated spring growth.
For a hedgerow accent or for ground cover, space the Liriope 1 foot apart.
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 Variegated Liriope, 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
Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
thought the price was a little high, however very happy with the plant.
leaves began to turn yellow after planting in the ground. I am sorry that I can not give a good rating this time. Have a nice day
Beautifully crafted and received very intact. Thank you!
Plant is as ordered, young and in good shape. Appears to be doing well since it was planted.