Variegated Liriope

Perfect Border Perennial to give your Landscape a Splash of Color

  • Plant in masses and around boulders for color
  • Pretty lavender blooms to showcase your border
  • So easy anyone can plant!
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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

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
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
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Green
Bloom Color Purple
Botanical Name Liriope muscari 'Variegata'

How To 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.


Planting Directions

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 1-2 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 shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier 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.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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Plants arrived full and healthy. I'm sure they will perform well.
February 13, 2017
8 months ago
Well packed for shipping and healthy.
August 22, 2017
2 months ago
June 24, 2017
4 months ago
Excellent Plant. Plant was an excellent size when it came. Blends in very well with the rest of my landscape.
May 12, 2017
5 months ago
Plants arrived very healthy. Great accent plants for my shade garden.
May 24, 2017
5 months ago
Plants are healthy and beautiful!
July 27, 2017
2 months ago
I love my Liriope so far
They have just been in the ground for a week, but arrived in near-perfect condition. One already has a flower budding. I have never had them before, but we re-did our entire front landscaping, leaving nothing but a Burning Bush. The pretty varigated stripy leaves and the purple flowers coming soon are just the look I was going for. I have Grape Hyacinths that bloom in the spring, and these Liriope look like 2nd cousins to them!
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June 3, 2017
5 months ago
Shipped as stated, packaged great. Plants healthy looking upon arrival. Extremely satisfied with my purchase will look too The Planting Tree again for my plant needs.
April 7, 2017
6 months ago
The Variegated Liriope arrived in a timely fashion. I was amazed at the special packaging to assure the plants arrived with no damage to the foliage. We are very happy with the plants & who sent them. THANK YOU MR. & MRS B.
August 6, 2017
2 months ago
Same size as my two year old border.
I extended a two year old border with my new plants and you cannot tell where the older plants end and the new ones begin. Such is the quality and size of the new ones. Fantastic. plants. Thanks.
August 13, 2017
2 months ago
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Why did you choose this? Store
looking for plants for flower broader
Dollie M on Oct 13, 2017
Have used it in the past
Steve G on Sep 28, 2017
looking for plants for flower broader
Dollie M on Oct 13, 2017
Because of the great reviews other customers submitted.
Susan H on Sep 28, 2017
Have used it in the past
Steve G on Sep 28, 2017
I like the fact it works well in Florida soil.
Toni S on Sep 26, 2017
It's a very useful, hardy, adaptable plant. Pretty too.
Sheila R on Sep 25, 2017
Have one already and like the way it looks
Kathleen M on Sep 24, 2017
for border
Jonathan H on Sep 23, 2017
Something different for me
Darlene L on Sep 21, 2017
Love it!!
Cynthia F on Sep 20, 2017
I like the purple flower giving the plant some color
Nancy B on Sep 17, 2017
I planted mums and I wanted a plant to go between them.
Gladys W on Sep 15, 2017
Noticed this plant during an open house send fell in love with it
Suzanne C on Sep 15, 2017
I have this plant and it does well. This vendor had good reviews.
Donna S on Sep 13, 2017
These add color during winter with the variegated leaves and during summer with the purple flowers. I plan to add these to add some variety to the shrubs around the front of the house.
Lita S on Sep 8, 2017
I love the plant and nurseries near me do not carry it
Christine S on Sep 7, 2017
The variegated Liriope stays beautiful all year long, they make a wonderful border plant. The only care they need is trimming back in the spring.
Larry W on Sep 2, 2017
Daughter in law has these for years and they are beautiful. Long driveway. Could not find in her area.
Judy J on Aug 30, 2017
I have this and love its color and short growth
Diane M on Aug 16, 2017
Attractive and can be placed in semi shade. Hearty and will be placed in large planters for all of next year.
Earlene C on Aug 13, 2017
landscape design
patigul D on Aug 6, 2017
I have some of these already in my shady areas and they do very well, so I ordered these to fill in one of my beds.
Debra S on Aug 5, 2017
Already have several and want to extend the line
Clark B on Jul 31, 2017
need to replace a few that are not doing well
Cynthia W on Jul 28, 2017
Love the variegated color! Large enough to plant!Last longer!
FAYE B on Jul 28, 2017
I have several of these plants already and like them so well am extending the area they are in
Darrel G on Jul 23, 2017
They look so pretty and I think they are the perfect plant for where I want to put them. Easy to care for.
Mary P on Jul 16, 2017
Wanted a plant for part shade. This was lovely and has pretty purple flowers.
Marianne C on Jun 4, 2017
I have seen it in gardening magazines and I like the flower, plus the varigated leaves. It will work in my front area where I am removing a lot of Myrtle ground cover that is full of weeds. I also have Grape Hyacinths blooming in the early Spring, and I love those.
Diana L. F on May 13, 2017
I have some around my patio and need to add some more plants
C A on May 6, 2017
Excellent Border plant.
ANDREW T on May 1, 2017
The color of the blooms and the leaves.
Guy F on Apr 19, 2017
Saw this plant at a friends house and loved it. Then found it in a gardening catalogue and had to order it. Hope it is as nice as my friends.
theresa k on Feb 27, 2017
Pretty and noninvasive
Anne j on Jan 24, 2017
Easy to grow, pretty color flowers, nice variation within the garden because of the variegated leaves
Erin D on Nov 13, 2016
kathryn w on Aug 6, 2016
Because of the great reviews other customers submitted.
Susan H on Sep 28, 2017
I like the fact it works well in Florida soil.
Toni S on Sep 26, 2017
When to trim?
A shopper on Oct 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Late winter/early spring before new growth emerges.
Will this plant survive in Florida heat?
Karen B on Sep 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This plant is great for hot areas up to zone 10! So the only portion of FL not suited for this grass would be the southernmost tip.
Is it too late to plant this in southern Kansas?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: definitely not. You are a 6b or 7a so you still have plenty of time for your plants to establish before winter.
Should Liriope be cut back in the winter?
Mary C on Feb 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. We recommend shearing them back to remove all of the damaged blades. It will leave room for new growth this spring.
How close together should you plant these?
D I on May 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can plant them 1-3 feet apart.
Do you cut all the way down for the winter?
A shopper on Jan 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: January through March would be the best time to consider trimming your liriope back. It will remove any damaged blades and allow for its spring flush bringing back the vivid colors in the plant. We suggest using a sharp pair of shears or pruners to remove last years growth. 1-3 inches from the ground would be perfect.
Can a liriope be thinned out?
A shopper on Feb 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! Now is a great time to shear them down and prepare them for spring!
Can I dig them up and keep over the winter and replant in zone 3?
A shopper on Feb 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They will not do well in a zone 3. This liriope grows in zones 6 - 10.
How does this plant do in winter in Florence, SC?
A shopper on Aug 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Liriope will thrive in your area.
How do you separate and when is best time?
A shopper on Sep 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You do not need to divide liriope. It does not grow large and grows well without division. If you do divide you plants early spring is the best time.
When do you plant variegated liriope in central Ohio?
A shopper on Sep 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: anytime from spring to midfall should be fine, but I would recommend sooner than later since you are right on the line for the zone recommendation to give them plenty of time to get established before winter. Mulch in really well especially for the first winter.
I live in zone 7a. Is it too late to plant Liriope ? Will it do okay in full sun in this zone?
Barbara S on Sep 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Definitely not. It is a great time to plant. This variety prefers at least a little bit of shade.
Will it survive in full sun in zone 6? It says part sun but mine are in full sun...
Stephanie D on Mar 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will do just fine in full sun.
Does it run?
A shopper on Mar 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They do but very slowly.
Can it survive indoors?
A shopper on Dec 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It sure can!
Perennial or annual?
A shopper on Oct 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The liriope are a perennial
How do I transplant ?
A shopper on Aug 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can simply dig up your liriope while keeping as much of the root system as possible. Transplant it to its new location. Keep it watered daily for at least 2 weeks to make sure that it does not dry out. Best time to transplant is late fall throughout winter.
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