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Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 6-12 in.
Plant Spread: 9-12 in.
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Violet/Lavender
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Corm
Bulb
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: If growing indoors.
Suitable for wintersowing
Other info: Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Bulbs
Corms
Other: Rhizomes, tubers.

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Common names
  • Monkey Grass
  • Lily Turf
  • Lilyturf

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Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Date: 2022-04-21

Date: 2021-09-17
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Date: 2022-04-21
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-03
This is a warning showing how aggressive this spreads.
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-03
Location: Massab Acres Greenhouse, Taylor, MI
Date: 2010-07-10
Photo by Hamwild
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-03
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Emergring growth. Notice how the leaves haven't started gracefull
Photo by sedumzz

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Photo by sedumzz

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
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Photo by sedumzz
Location: Massab Acres Greenhouse, Taylor, MI
Date: 2010-07-10
Location: Massab Acres Greenhouse, Taylor, MI
Date: 2010-07-10
Location: Tellys Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2008-08-18
Location: Tellys Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2008-08-18

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: east side of house.
Date: 2011-10-11
Very easy multi-purpose plant to grow.
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2016-08-27
"Liriope muscari 'Big Blue', 2016, Blue Lily Turf, lih-rY-oh-pee
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2016-08-27
"Liriope muscari 'Big Blue', 2016, Blue Lily Turf, lih-rY-oh-pee
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2016-08-27
"Liriope muscari 'Big Blue', 2016, Blue Lily Turf, lih-rY-oh-pee
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MrsBinWY On May 7, 2017 Seeds germinated
potted 2 germinated seeds on 5-7-17; 1 more on 6-3-17
MrsBinWY On April 2, 2017 Seeds sown
remove pulp, soak 48 hours in hot water w/H2O2, potting mix in baggie on top of fridge, watch for radicals to emerge, all 10 seeds from ishareflowers
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