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Liriope muscari 'Pee Dee Ingot' is often confused with:
Liriope muscari Form in bloom
Native alternative(s) for Liriope muscari 'Pee Dee Ingot':
Carex cherokeensis Spring form in bloom
Schizachyrium scoparium Schizachyrium scoparius
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Phlox subulata Phlox subulata
Helleborus orientalis Flowers and leaves
Helleborus x hybridus Helleborus x hybridus

Golden lilyturf Liriope muscari 'Pee Dee Ingot'

Description

'Pee Dee Ingot' is a cultivar of lilyturf grass in the Asparagaceae (asparagus) family that was named after the Pee Dee River of the Carolinas.  This cultivar has short rhizomes so it stays in a clump and doesn't spread aggressively as others in this species can. This plant is not a grass but has grass-like leaves that will stay yellow all year if given some sun but become more chartreuse in the shade. It blooms in late summer to fall with hyacinth-type flowers.

Use this plant in borders, as a ground cover or even in containers.  Pairs well with plants that have dark leaves and will brighten up a shady spot. It will grow in partial sun to dappled shade and prefers moist but well-drained soils. Provide water during drought for the best appearance.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No significant problems

VIDEO created by Andy Pulte for “Landscape Plant Identification, Taxonomy and Morphology” a plant identification course offered by the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee.

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Liriope
    Species:
    muscari
    Family:
    Asparagaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts bees and butterflies
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 8 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 8 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Clumping
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits are a 1/3" globose berry that start green and ripen to a shiny black.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Spike
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are small, purple, densely clustered, 6-parted, and appear on an elongated 1-foot spike-like raceme with congested rachis. Blooms late summer.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Yellow to chartreuse grass-like foliage
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Patio
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Cottage Garden
    English Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Heat
    Humidity
    Rabbits
    Salt