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!

Never Bareroot...  All plants come rooted into a container with soil.

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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 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.

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*Except States CA, OR, WA, NV, ID, UT, MO, CO, WY, NM and orders under $59.99 are $19.99 for shipping.

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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Plants arrived full and healthy. I'm sure they will perform well.
February 13, 2017
3 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
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Why did you choose this? Store
The color of the blooms and the leaves.
Guy F on Apr 19, 2017
Pretty and noninvasive
Anne j on Jan 24, 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
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
Easy to grow, pretty color flowers, nice variation within the garden because of the variegated leaves
Erin D on Nov 13, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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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