General Plant Information (Edit)
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: 12-18 inches
Plant Spread: 12-15 inches (30-38 cm)
Leaves: Evergreen
Variegated
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Lilyturf
  • Monkey Grass
  • Lily Turf
  • Variegated Lily Turf

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Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Stuart, OK
Date: 2018-10-02
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: August 2, 2013
Location: all photos from my gardens
Date: 2018-10-01
Photo by Hamwild
Photo by Hamwild
Photo by rocklady
Location: My Yard
Date: 8/30/2014
Photo by Hamwild
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2021-04-28
20210428 Liriope muscari 'Variegata' Spring & Late Summer, COLLAG
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: My garden in Southeast Virginia
Date: 2013-08-26
BLOOM

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: My Yard
Date: 8/30/2014
Location: Front of house facing east.
Date: 2011-10-12
Love these little flowers.

Date: 2021-08-24
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Date: 2019-12-15
Seeds after seed coat removed and seeds soaked
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2014-09-26
Photo by JJsgarden
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2014-08-03
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2018-07-02

Date: 2014-09-19

Date: 2014-09-19
Location: Ray Wiegand's Nursery, Macomb, MI
Date: 2010-09-09
Location: Ray Wiegand's Nursery, Macomb, MI
Date: 2010-09-09
Location: Ray Wiegand's Nursery, Macomb, MI
Date: 2010-09-09
Location: Ray Wiegand's Nursery, Macomb, MI
Date: 2010-09-09
Location: Front of house facing east, morning sun only.
Date: Summer/2011
Seedling or Young Plant
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2015-05-14
Receives afternoon sun
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2015-05-14
Receives afternoon sun

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: my garden 
Date: 2016-09-25
Location: my garden 
Date: 2016-09-25
Photo by pinkiris

Date: 2015-02-20
With ajuga in the background. My liriope leaves get brown spots i
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Date: 2019-12-14
Seeds before the outer coating is removed

Date: 2014-09-19

Date: 2014-09-19

Credit florum
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2015-08-17
"Liriope muscari 'Variegata', 2015, Varigated Lily Turf, lih-rY-o
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Plant Events from our members
chelle On October 17, 2014 Transplanted
One dozen, front and center in main phlox bed, N of white rugosa rose.
chelle On October 16, 2014 Transplanted
One dozen along E lower edge of log border, W window hugel bed.
piksihk On July 1, 2015 Obtained plant
has white flowers, not purple
MissMew On June 3, 2018 Transplanted
All plants came up. Moved two weakest to Back west and replaced one Back Path East and one Front Main
MissMew On May 24, 2018 Obtained plant
Replacements for two in Back Path East
MissMew On June 5, 2017 Obtained plant
Suzanne (Connon) Obtained 3 more for Front Main
MissMew On May 22, 2017 Obtained plant
Suzanne Connon
MrsBinWY On December 14, 2019 Seeds sown
41 seeds (all, changed to 40 after I damaged 1) from Ladyreneer's 2019G; soak long enough to soften & remove pulp, soak 24 hours, gave 20 seeds a 15-minute soak in 10% bleach solution. Milk jug @ room temp for 60 days & put outside afterward. Moved to the patio 2-17-20. Consider putting on a heat mat in a few weeks per this post: https://gardening.stackexchang...
Moved to heat mat in basement (only ~70 degrees) on 4-4-20.
MrsBinWY On December 24, 2018 Seeds sown
25 (all) seeds from Lalambchop1's 2018G; remove pulp; soak 48 hours in hot water w/H2O2; use milk jug @ warm room temp; no germination as of 3-10-19, so moved outside, will plan to bring back in ~3-31-19. Brought container back in on 3-31-19.
MrsBinWY On December 15, 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 pinkiris (seeds molded, 5-6 might be OK, though). No germination.
dnrevel On September 28, 2021 Transplanted
Planted in new light shade garden
dnrevel On April 26, 2021 Obtained plant
Purchased from Lowe's locally
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Is this seed a good candidate for Winter Sowing by dnrevel Sep 4, 2021 8:25 AM 1

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