If you are looking for a drought tolerant and tough ground cover, Liriope is just the right choice for you. Also called Monkey grass or lilyturf, this perennial makes for an amazing border plant, edging or accent plant. In some climates, it is used as a substitute for turfgrass. It has long, slender, grass-like blades and a clumping growth habit. This versatile plant can grow in a variety of climates but thrives best in warm southern and coastal Mediterranean climates.
It is native to China and it is a full-sun plant, although in some areas it can handle partial shade. Depending on the climate, Liriope grass has a slow to moderate growth rate, and flowers mainly in the summer months, through the early fall. Different cultivars give birth to different flowers, with purple, blue, or violet colored blossoms. Some cultivars produce berries that stay on the plant through the winter.
If you are looking for a Liriope grass for sale, online is your best bet. The online market offers a great variety of choices – all that at much lower prices. Plus, you can shop from the comfort of your own home and have it delivered right at your doorstep. It doesn’t get more convenient than that! The variety of Liriope grass for sale that you will like most and end up buying is bound to make your outdoor space more lively and inviting. This is an easy-to-grow plant that requires regular water and well-draining soil.
Record-setting hot and cold temperatures in various climates can affect this grass in various ways. Above average winter and spring temperatures can lead to early flowering and new growth. During these times, it is highly advisable to carefully monitor your Liriope plants as you do not want to prune away the new growth tips after they emerge. If you do, however, this may lead to your grass having brown tips during the summer months.
Although Liriope grass thrives best in warm and humid climates, these weather conditions also set the stage for the development of fungal infections. This plant is susceptible to fungal pathogens that cause crown and leaf rot. Some of the symptoms include yellowing or browning of the foliage. Also, some blades may appear wilted and water-soaked. On the other hand, cooler, fall weather as well as mild and temperate climates do not provide the right conditions for these fungal pathogens in the soil.