5955 S. Florida Ave. Lakeland, FL - Lic# 47227578

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Big blue liripoe

Botanical Name: Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'

Form: Evergreen perennial

Sun Exposure: Shade/Partial Shade/Full Sun

Height/Habit: 15 - 20"

Spread: 15 - 24"

Spacing: 15 - 24"

Hardiness Zone: Zones 5 - 9

Foliage Type: Tufts of slender grass like leaves.

Flower Form: Small spike of blooms resembling grape hyacinths, but much smaller.

Flower Color: Purple-Blue.

Flowering Date: Late summer.

Planting Requirements: Tolerant of a wide range of conditions including salt spray. Takes the heat and dry soil, just not standing water areas.

Soil Requirements: Tolerant of a wide range of soils except extremely wet.

Growth Rate: Slow to moderate

Unique Characteristics: Liriope muscari is more clump forming with wider leaves and larger flowers than Liriope spicata. A tough plant that can be grown as an edging plant, groundcover, accent planting or in decorative containers for a patio or deck. Even dresses up spots under trees or shrubs.

Pruning: Cut back in late winter or early spring before new growth starts.

Time of Pruning: Late winter or early spring.

Additional Information: For large plantings its possible to use a lawnmower on the highest setting to trim each season.

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