Best blooms on Liriope - Knowledgebase Question

University Park, MD
Question by LynnHButler
August 16, 2006
I have quite a lot of liriope in my yard. Some bloom great, others do not. What do I need to do to get the best bloom? Do I need to divide and how often. Thank you.


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Answer from NGA
August 16, 2006

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Liriope is remarkably tough. It will grow in deep shade or full sun, sand or clay. It can endure heat, drought and salt spray, but will not take "wet feet"; it requires moist, well-drained soil. Flowers are produced most freely in a sunny location. Their typical bloom time is July-August but they may bloom sporadically throughout the summer. It may be that some of your plants get more shade than others or that some areas have more immature plants than in other areas. As the plants grow and mature, they can be dug and separated ? usually this is done every three or four years if you want to increase your plants. Division is rarely necessary for the health of the plant.


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