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.