Looking for a little twist in some groundcover? Have you tried our Variegated Liriope? Also known as Lilyturf or Monkeygrass.
If you have used Big Blue Liriope before, the variegated variety has a nice twist to it. Each blade of grass has a unique texture of yellow on the outside edges and green in the middle.
It also flowers! Enjoy light purple flowers popping from the middle of the plant in September which make it a colorful groundcover.
Enjoy year-round interest with the Vareigated! This Liriope is super easy to grow and is deer tolerant too!
|Grows in Zones||6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Sunlight||Shade, Part Sun, Part Shade|
|Soil Type||Adaptable, Well-drained|
|Mature Height||1 Foot|
|Mature Width||1 Foot|
|Botanical Name||Liriope muscari 'Variegata'|
Questions and Answers
Planting & Care
How to Plant & Care for Your new Variegated Liriope
Liriope is a clumping perennial grass that is extremely easy to care for.
Be sure to plant your Variegated Liriope in growing zones 6 to 11. This Liriope grows well in part sun to full shade and is adaptable to a variety of soils as long as they are are not saturated. Water deeply once or twice weekly when newly planted to help the roots grow properly. After establishment (about 3 months or so) Liriope is drought tolerant. However, be sure to keep your Liriope watered in extreme heat, especially in the first summer. Fertilize with a slow release, balanced fertilizer in spring for optimal growth. For a cleaner look, prune back your Liriope to about 2 inches prior to new spring growth. Liriope rarely has issues with pests. Disease is also rare unless this grass is grown in wet conditions. Liriope is deer, rabbit, pollution, and salt tolerant.
Landscape Ideas for your Variegated Liriope
Plant this perennial almost anywhere. It does great in partial sun to shady areas.
It looks great when planted in masses near a boulder or in larger natural areas for a more bold look and color.
Also you can use it as a border. Plant each Liriope about 1-2 feet apart to give each plant bed a more defined look.
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.
Shipping and Delivery
Most orders ship next business day. Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping. View the Fedex shipping map below. Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed. West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants. Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.
You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment. Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives. As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.
How much is shipping? Add all of your items to the cart. At checkout, your shipping price to ship your order will be displayed.
Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure you package will also be delivered on a Saturday.