The Big Blue Liriope is a great perennial for groundcover or border plantings. Enjoy showy flower spikes of lavender flowers in late summer! Flowers transform to black berries late in the fall going into winter. Some people call it Monkey Grass!
This grass-like perennial features lavender flower spikes during the summer months along with black colored berries going into winter. It is also very hardy and can be almost planted anywhere. There are no insect or disease problems with this Liriope.
Growth starts late spring and continues all the way though fall. Flower spikes will usually last up to 2 months.
The Big Blue is widely used in the landscape. Mostly for borders around plant beds to soften up the landscape and also hold in mulch. Plant about 1-2 feet apart for a nice border. If you have other areas you can also use this Liriope as a groundcover. It works great if you have a circular or square bed with a tree in the middle. You can use Liriope to fill in the entire bed for a no maintenance landscape. Also looks great when planted around boulders for a more natural look.
This type of Liriope is very easy and doesn't require care. In early spring, you can cut down your Liriope and trim off the existing grass blades. This will remove the old existing growth from last year. This helps for a better flush later in spring. The new growth will also be larger than the year before. Keep your Liriope planted in rich, well drained soil.
Don't forget to fertilizer your Liriope. They will benefit greatly from a high quality, slow release fertilizer once or even twice a year.
|Grows in Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Mature Height||1-2 Feet|
|Mature Width||1-2 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'|
Questions and Answers
Planting & Care
How to Plant & Care for Your new Big Blue Liriope
Landscape Ideas for your Big Blue Liriope
This Liriope is most widely used as a plant border. For plant borders, plant 1-2 feet apart about 1.5 feet from the edge of your walkway or planting bed. They will grow to a continous bourder softening any landscape bed.
They are also great when planted in larger clusters for ground cover. We have used these in groups of 10 and then another group of the variegated liriope for contrast.
Get creative! Liriope also goes good planted around boulders and also around flower beds.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
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