Liriope Muscari Big Blue Grasses
Liriope muscari Big Blue (Big Blue Lily Turf)
Lily Turf makes a super evergreen ground covering clump, the deep green leathery leaves of Liriope Big Blue bear many showy spikes of violet-blue flowers, held on wiry purple stems from August onwards, often continuing late into Autumn.
Liriope Big Blue are great for adding Autumn colour to the front of beds and borders, they love shade so these tough plants can make a perfect, colourful understorey beneath larger plants, in larger swathes they make very effective ground cover turning darker and more difficult corners of the garden into an oasis of colour each Autumn.
These are tough plants growing well in partial or even full shade, they prefer a well drained soil. They will also grow in full sun, provided that the soil retains some mosture during the drier months of the year.
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Liriope muscari Big Blue is an evergreen grass-like perennial, they need very little maintenane other than a ‘comb’ through the old foliage removing dead leaves in late winter before growth begins again in Spring.
How to grow Liriope Big Blue
Position: Sun or partial shade.
Foliage: Evergreen grass, foliage stays all year.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil, poorly drained and damp soil
Flowering time: Summer
Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 30cm x 45cm
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Tidy up plants in late winter by removing old and dead growth and the old flower stems before the new foliage emerges in Spring.