The Q&A Archives: Cutting Back Liriope In Winter

Question: I have some well established liriope that is in a planting that faces south so that it doesn't die back completely in winter. Having recently moved here from Cleveland, OH, where I cut the leaves back in early spring, my question is should I cut the leaves back each spring or should I just let them grow?

Answer: Although it is not strictly necessary to cut it back, the liriope will usually look very messy by spring and for aesthetic reasons you will probably want to trim away the tattered dry foliage rather than wait for the new growth to come in and cover it up. When you trim it off, take care not to damage incoming new growth.

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