Big Blue Liriope

Deep Green Color and Lavender Flowers Add Beauty to Your Home

  • Great for bordering plant beds to soften and add texture
  • Super hardy and easy to grow
  • No maintenance needed!

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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.  

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 1-2 Feet
Mature Width 1-2 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Green
Bloom Color Purple
Botanical Name Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'

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Need a good border plat with good color
Timothy F on Aug 29, 2016
Need a good border plat with good color
Timothy F on Aug 29, 2016
Wanted blue purple cover for western privacy fence - will be around blueberry bushes so I thought colors would be nice together
Barbara D on Jul 23, 2016
Wanted blue purple cover for western privacy fence - will be around blueberry bushes so I thought colors would be nice together
Barbara D on Jul 23, 2016
Does this plant ship in a pot with soil or do I need to purchase a pot and soil separately?
K C on Nov 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All of our plants come rooted in soil within a container. However they will need to be planted or transplanted into a larger more decorative container.


How To Care for your new Big Blue Liriope

Liriope is a clumping perennial grass that is extremely easy to care for. Be sure to plant your Big Blue Liriope in growing zones 5 to 10. This Liriope grows well in full sun to part 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

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.

Planting Instructions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

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.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

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.

Step 5:

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.

Step 6:

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.

Step 7:

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 your package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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