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Liriope spicata /Lily Turf

Liriope spicata    / Liriope spicata
This liriope is acceptable as a ground cover but is very difficult to contain as a border planting because of its aggressive spread
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This liriope is acceptable as a ground cover but is very difficult to contain as a border planting because of its aggressive spread

Very dense covering of this narrow leaf liriope

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Scientific Name: Liriope spicata
Common Name: Lily Turf
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Purple
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Purple, Black
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories:
Comments: Good as ground cover edging, in borders and container plantings. When it is sheared to remove damaged or unsightly growth, do it in late winter before new growth starts. Leaf and crown rot disease have become a serious problem with this and other liriopes in recent years. It acts slowly affecting on a few plants causing leaves to turn yellow and the plant to rot at ground level and die. No effective treatment at this time. It is believed that the diseases come in with plants form nursery or other sources. Anthracnose also attacks the foliage causing it to have brown areas. This liriope is very aggressive and will grow out of narrow borders.