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Liriope

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
lir-RYE-oh-pee
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Perennial, evergreen, tufted or rhizomatous herbs; leaves narrow and grass-like; flowers small, white to violet, 6-parted, on an elongated 47stem; fruit a blue-black berry.  It is drought tolerant and works well as a lawn alternative.  This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.  It is not necessary to propagate liriope plants as they are aggressive growers.

 

Possible Pests and Diseases: anthracnose, leaf and crown rot, slugs and snails

See this plant in the following landscapes:
Backyard Grouping Water Feature Dry Stream Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
L. muscari, L. spicata
Tags:
#poisonous#drought tolerant#lawn alternative#cpp#herbaceous
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
L. muscari, L. spicata
Tags:
#poisonous#drought tolerant#lawn alternative#cpp#herbaceous
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Liriope
    Family:
    Asparagaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    East and Southeast Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 9 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Poisonous
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Dense
    Mounding
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Small, white to violet, 6-parted, on an elongated stem
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Variegated
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Narrow and grass-like
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    No cases known, but caution due to relationship with known toxic plants.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Unknown
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Fruits