Plant ID forum: Some type of grass species?

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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
May 24, 2013 9:57 AM CST
My S-I-L has this growing in her beds in Atlanta. It's clumping, currently maybe 14-16" tall (but thinking it will still get at least a little taller), and variegated with colors of lime-green and white/cream. It's streaked variegation, not albomarginated. The leaves also have a thicker substance to them, almost (but not quite) succulent.

She says its non-flowering, which is why I thought it may be a grass. I don't know anything about grasses, tho. She cuts it back to the ground every year (so it's a perennial), and it comes back from the roots.

Any ideas?
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
May 24, 2013 10:06 AM CST

I would say Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’

Lilyturf (Liriope muscari 'Variegata')

http://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/2572/variegated...
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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
May 24, 2013 11:03 AM CST
I think that's probably it - figured it would be easy. Thanks!!
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 4, 2013 7:42 AM CST
We have a lot of Liriope here and somehow this doesn't look like it.... and Liriope flowers.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Jun 4, 2013 7:07 PM CST
Perhaps Ophiopogon (mondo grass)? O. Kigimafukiduma (silver mist) is a verigated one. These are supposed to bloom also, but maybe not in a less ideal zone?
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JRsbugs
Jun 5, 2013 3:41 AM CST
I think Jay has it, Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’

http://www.finegardening.com/plantguide/liriope-muscari-vari...

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