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Liriope spicata

Common Name:
Creeping Lily Turf
Plant Type:
Perennial, Ground Cover
Shade to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone:
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Garden Height:
8-12 Inches
Garden Spread:
18-24 Inches
  • Durable, grass-like foliage
  • Slowly spreads--good under trees where grass won't grow
  • Light purple flowers in August-September

Liriope spicata is a semi-evergreen, grass-like groundcover that will grow just about anywhere. The dark green leaves grow 8"-12" tall and will tolerate full sun to shade. The pale lavender flowers appear in the middle of summer. Great lawn substitute. Try underplanting with Grape Hyacinths for a lawn that blooms twice a season!

Uses: Edging, Mass Planting, Groundcover, Naturalizing
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Notable Features: Drought & Salt Tolerant, Evergreen
Growth Habit: Mounding, Spreading

Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, acidic to neutral soil. Lily Turf will grow in sun, partial shade, or full shade. Avoid cold, drying winds. Cut or mow to the ground in spring before new growth begins.

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