Liriope muscari 'Silvery Sunproof'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Lily-turf|
Common Name (Alternative): Monkey Grass
A popular variety of liriope valued for its relatively wide, strappy, green and white (sometimes yellow) variegated, grass-like foliage. This is a clumping selection which is outstanding in mixed container plantings or as an edging. From midsummer into fall, lilac purple flowers similar to grape hyacinths are produced.
This plant will grow almost anywhere. It tolerates full sun, partial shade, or full shade and is somewhat drought tolerant. Protect from winter winds in Zone 5.
Origin: Not Native to North America
Sun or Shade?:
Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Low water needs
Average water needs
Need critter resistant plants?:
How fast should it grow?:
When should it bloom?:
Looking for seasonal interest?:
Evergreen (in some or all zones)
How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
Blue Lily-turf can be grown in either sun or shade, though it prefers light shade and rich soil of dry to average moisture. This is an ideal plant for southern regions due to its extreme tolerance of heat, humidity, and drought. Insects and diseases do not seem to bother this plant either, so it is very low maintenance. In the spring, the foliage may be cut back or mowed down if it has discolored over the winter. A new flush of growth will quickly reappear.