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botanical name:
Liriope muscari
Liriope muscari © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Lily Turf
synonyms:  Liriope platyphylla
family:  Asparagaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.45m
width: 0.43m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
fruit colour: black
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
description:
Tuberous perennial forming dense clumps of evergreen narrow, strappy leaves with narrow spikes of bright violet-mauve flowers in autumn.

cultivation:
Best in fertile, moist but well drained, lightish loamy or sandy soil and some shade. Will tolerate most soils and grow in sun to deep shade.
Foliage can be cut back hard in late winter or early spring, to encourage new fresh growth.

propagation:
From seed or by division, can be slow to re-establish.

usage:
Good ground cover when mass planted.

other notes:
pronounced: lir-REE-oh-pee mus-KAR-ee

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